I’m always grateful for the support of Spirit & Life, the Benedictine magazine that the congregation of sisters I’m affiliated puts out every other month. But especially so right now. On the occasion of the Exultation of the Cross coming up on the 14th of this month, they’ve published an essay of mine that brings together American neo-bohemia, altered states of consciousness, devotion to the Sacred Humanity of Christ, and contemplation. (!) You can find it here.
This is by far my most personal essay so far, and I find it’s getting easier over the years to just say what I want to say. Spirit & Life has helped foster that growth for sure—if you like what you see there, please subscribe; it’s free and a very pleasing material publication!
pax inter spinas
2 thoughts on “New Personal Essay on Contemplation in _Spirit & Life_”
Fantastic post as always! All you have shared in this article are useful and I can’t wait to apply these in real life.
The concept of person is crucially important for writers of creative non-fiction to understand. A writer’s voice is the way personality comes through on the page. In a personal narrative essay, voice is especially important since you’re telling a story, from your own unique perspective.
thanks, geraldine–glad you found it of value. pax!