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When the Halls are Full of Monsters

Rehearsal halls have to be, by definition, safe spaces. They have to be places where people can be as vulnerable as necessary, as open as they need to be, as free of inhibitions, as daring, as fearless, as liberated as the work requires. I am sick and...
From: dispositio on 4 Jan 2018

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 107

Stella, since thou so right a princess art Of all the powers which life bestows on me, That ere by them aught undertaken be They first resort unto that sovereign part; Sweet, for a while give respite to my heart, Which pants as though it still should...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Aug 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 94

Grief, find the words; for thou hast made my brain So dark with misty vapours, which arise From out thy heavy mould, that inbent eyes Can scarce discern the shape of mine own pain. Do thou then (for thou canst), do thou complain For my poor soul, which...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Feb 2016

Reviews in the AHR, October 2015

The American Historical Review () 2015: Claudia Brosseder reviews Gabriela Ramos and Yanna Yannakakis, eds, Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes (Duke, 2014). Rachel Sarah O’Toole reviews Emily...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 26 Jan 2016

Remembrance Sunday and the Fallen

World War I revived prayer for the dead among Anglicans: the Prayer Book of 1928 included prayers for the dead in funeral services and a liturgy for All Souls Day on November 2. This is the current Collect:Eternal God, our maker and redeemer,grant us,...

Hilaire Belloc and All Souls

In the article/blog post I cited yesterday by Father Lucie-Smith on Purgatory, he highlighted one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford: All Souls:One of the most famous Oxford colleges, All Souls, was founded as a group of clerks who...

Forgetting and Remembering in November

Yesterday I posted the comments from British publications about it being time to forgive and forget the Gunpowder plotters, especially Guy Fawkes, who is still burned in effigy. It does seem from the mainstream media reports in England that many don't...

Shakespeare and At Least One Poor Soul: King Hamlet

You might recall the Ghost's speeches from Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which Hamlet's father, King Hamlet, describes his soul's suffering in Purgatory:I am thy father's spirit,Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,And for the day confined to fast in...

Book Review: A Trio of Works by St. Thomas More

Scepter Publishers combines three works by Thomas More in this volume (which I purchased for my study of More's works). From the publisher:In The Four Last Things, More prescribes frequent meditation on Death, Judgment, Pain and Joy in order to combat...

Eurydice (Sarah Ruhl; dir. Alan Dilworth), Soulpepper, Toronto, June 2015

Things that don’t happen as often as I would like: seeing shows in Toronto that assure me that theatre remains a vital art form here; seeing shows that only make sense as theatre, and couldn’t be a film or a novel; seeing shows that make me...
From: dispositio on 30 Jun 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 77

Those looks, whose beams be joy, whose motion is delight; That face, whose lecture shows what perfect beauty is; That presence, which doth give dark hearts a living light; That grace, which Venus weeps that she herself doth miss; That hand,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 15 Jun 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 69

O joy, too high for my low style to show! O bliss, fit for a nobler state than me! Envy, put out thine eyes, lest thou do see What oceans of delight in me do flow! My friend, that oft saw through all masks my woe, Come, come, and let me pour myself on...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 4 Mar 2015

A Hymn for All Souls Day

My husband and I made visits to his parents' grave and to church for All Soul's Day to pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory this evening. Here's hymn for All Souls by Blessed John Henry Newman, "Help, Lord, the Souls that Thou hast Made", written...

Fasting on Halloween? No Candy?

What a scary thought!  Halloween as we know it now is a night for gathering candy and sweets, dressing up in ghoulish costumes, and watching horror movies! Since today is Halloween and also Friday, we should either abstain from meat or complete...

Blessed Columba Marmion

From Vultus Christi in Ireland:A Great Irish SaintToday is the feast of a great Irish saint! Born and educated in Dublin, Joseph Marmion served as a parish priest and seminary professor before becoming a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Maredsous in Belgium....

Rediscovered: The Peden Stone near Auchensoul Hill

Congratulations to husband and wife team Ritchie and Lorna Conaghan who have probably rediscovered the Peden Stone near Auchensoul Hill. Reproduced by the kind permission of Ritchie and Lorna Conaghan. Over a year ago, I posted on the mystery of the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Aug 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 52

A strife is grown between Virtue and Love, While each pretends that Stella must be his: Her eyes, her lips, her all, saith Love, do this Since they do wear his badge, most firmly prove. But Virtue thus that title doth disprove: That Stella (O dear name)...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 1 Jul 2014

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