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In Praise of the Useless Life

Author : Paul Quenon
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Monastic life and its counter-cultural wisdom come alive in the stories and lessons of Br. Paul Quenon, O.C.S.O., during his more than five decades as a Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani. He served as a novice under Thomas Merton and he also welcomed some of the monastery's more well-known visitors, including Sr. Helen Prejean and Seamus Heaney, to Merton's hermitage. In Praise of the Useless Life includes Quenon's quiet reflections on what it means to live each day with careful attentiveness. The humble peace and simplicity of the monastery and of Quenon's daily life are beautifully portrayed in this memoir. Whether it be through the daily routine of the monastery, his love of the outdoors no matter the season, or his lively and interesting conversations with visitors (reciting Emily Dickinson with Pico Iyer, discussing Merton and poetry with Czeslaw Milosz), Quenon's gentle musings display his love for the beauty in his vocation and the people he’s encountered along the way. Inspired by his novice master Merton, the poet and photographer’s stories remind us that the beauty of life can best be seen in the "uselessness" of daily life—having a quiet chat with a friend, spending time in contemplation—in our vocations, and in the memories we make along the way.

An Elemental Life

Author : Louis A. Ruprecht
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Father Matthew Kelty was an especially beloved monk at the historic Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Perhaps best known as Thomas Merton's colleague and confessor in the year prior to Merton's death, Father Matthew was also an enormously gifted spiritual writer in his own right, one whose homilies at Gethsemani attracted a wide following. This is the first book-length study of Matthew Kelty's life in relation to his spiritual writings and his profound reflections on the virtues of the monastic life in the modern age.

Ibbetson Street 43

Author : Ibbetson Street
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Poetry by Jennifer Barber, Michael Casey, Gary Metras, Jim Kelly and more..... Well, it is time for yet another Ibbetson Street. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary. That's a long time in the small press world. On the front and back covers of this issue, you can view the evocative paintings of Bridget Seley-GalwayÑa longtime contributor to Ibbetson Street. It has been an active few months for Ibbetson Street. Since we last talked, we published a new collection edited by Lee Varon and Marc Goldfinger, Spare Change News Poems: An Anthology by Homeless People and those Touched by Homelessness. And the Ibbetson Street Press YoungPoet Series (directed by Emily Pineau) has released a new collection of poetry by a talented undergraduate, Daniel Calnan, entitled To Move a Piano.

NPNF2 01 Eusebius Pamphilius Church History Life of Constantine Oration in Praise of Constantine

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In Praise of Philosophy and Other Essays

Author : Maurice Merleau-Ponty
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In Praise of Oxford Life and manners

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Ties That Bind

Author : Natalie R. Collins
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Natalie Collins Ties That Bind In her acclaimed thrillers, Natalie R. Collins reveals the secrets that lurk in every town, the darkness that lies in every heart, and the ties that bind every family—till death... The first victim is found hanging from a tree in her backyard. A popular cheerleader in the small town of Kanesville, Utah, she appears to have committed suicide. As does the next girl...Then comes a third death, and a growing suspicion that these are not suicides at all. Police Detective Samantha Montgomery has seen her share of tragedy back in Salt Lake City—but this is different. This is methodical, planned, perfectly executed. This is the work of a serial killer. Visiting Detective Gage Flint knows Sam from her Salt Lake City days. After a brutal case left her traumatized—and Gage broke her heart—Sam decided to return to her hometown, never thinking she'd have another chance to work with Gage...or that another case would hit so close to home. The deeper she digs into the murders, the more she uncovers about her own family's past. Somehow, the two seem connected—and Sam could be the next target of a killer's obsession...

The Popular lecturer afterw Pitman s Popular lecturer and reader ed by H Pitman

Author : Henry Pitman
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Pitman s Popular Lecturer and Reader

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In Praise of Life

Author : Walter Schoenstedt
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Practical Reflections on Every Verse of the New Testament

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Practical reflections on every verse of the New Testament The holy Gospels

Author : Henry Thornhill Morgan
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The Measure of Life

Author : Herbert Marder
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This biography tells the story of Virginia Woolf's last ten years, from the creation of her great visionary novel, The Waves, to her suicide in 1941. Herbert Marder looks closely at Woolf's views on totalitarianism and her depictions of Britain under siege to create a remarkable portrait of a mature and renowned writer during a time of rising fascist violence. The Measure of Life suggests that Woolf anticipated her suicide, and indeed enacted it symbolically many times before the event. Marder's account of her death emphasizes the importance of her relationship with her doctor and distant cousin, Octavia Wilberforce. Wilberforce's letters about Woolf's last months, including some previously unpublished passages, appear in the appendix. Staying close to the spirit of Woolf's own writing, Marder traces her evolving social consciousness in the 1930s, connecting her growing concern with politics and social history with the facts of her daily life. He stresses her endurance as a working writer, and explores her friendships, her complex relations with servants, and her activities at the Hogarth Press.

The Academy

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The Academy and Literature

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The Poetical gazette; the official organ of the Poetry society and a review of poetical affairs, nos. 4-7 issued as supplements to the Academy, v. 79, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and 31, 1910

The Sportsman s Cyclopedia Being an Elucidation of the Science and Practice of the Field the Turf and the Sod Etc

Author : Thomas Burgeland JOHNSON
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The Sportsman s Cyclopaedia

Author : Thomas Burgeland Johnson
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This Stage Managed Life World

Author : Emmanuel Oghene
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The belief that every physical experience has a spiritual undertone reveals that everything is stage-managed in life. Long before Josiah was born, God sent a young prophet from Judah to make it know to King Jeroboam of Israel. And indeed, Josiah lived nearly 257 years later to accomplish the purpose of God. This means that God stage-managed to ensure that Josiah lived to accomplish His assigned purpose. Queen Esther stage-managed her husband, the Emperor, to get rid of Haman the Amalekite, the preserved the lives of her fellow Jews as well as made Mordecai the Prime Minister of the Persian Empire at the expense of Haman. Naomi and Ruth stage-managed Boaz to marry Ruth so that Boaz would continually provide for them. God stage-managed to ensure the Israelites left the Egyptian captivity with enormous wealth. Check out the desirability or otherwise of stage-management of events of life.

The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated

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In Praise of Old Photographs

Author : Donald Levin
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Donald Levin's collection is an insightful body of work, filled with humanistic soundings that represent our days, past and present. These poems are crafted and well written, their attention to meter and rhythm wonderful, strung beautifully across all the acoustic instruments that contain reminders of life and all its complex realities.