Joined: Aug. 12, 2011
Restless, melancholic soul of Irish descent. Born and raised in Connecticut, married to a Dutchman, mother of two daughters and three sons. I love books, conversation, friendship, delicious food, gardens, long walks and beautiful places. I am easily ensnared in politics and web-browsing. I crave silence, sweetness, poetry and peace. I am always wanting to write and ever-failing to write. All my hope is in God’s power and will to save; all my trust is in His promise.
Jul. 30 at 10:13am | Comments: 33 | Most recent comment: Aug. 1 at 11:53am
One of my ongoing mental preoccupations is the problem of community. How do we establish it without getting it wrong? What are the sound principles of "intentional" communal living? By "intentional" I mean a kind of communal life that is deliberately adopted and cultivated, as opposed to what occurs spontaneously just from the fact of our living in society. I've been pondering it since my undergraduate days, when my discovery of philosophy coincided with the imploding of the covenant communities...
Jul. 28 at 2:09pm | Comments: 0
We posted the section about von Hildebrand and Vatican II on the main feed. Members can find the interview in its entirety here. It's about 50 minutes long. If you've already listened to the section on the main feed, and want to forward past that part, it ends at minute 43:17 or so. Feedback always more than welcome!
Jul. 28 at 11:07am | Comments: 0
No single person has done more to shape our understanding of Christian personalism than our former professor, John F. Crosby. Last week he and his wife, Pia, visited us in New Hampshire, and he kindly agreed to sit down with me for a recorded conversation about personalism and phenomenology, von Hildebrand, Newman and Wojtyla. One of the questions I asked had to do with von Hildebrand and Vatican II. Von Hildebrand is well-known for his passionate opposition to the liturgical...
Jul. 23 at 11:48am | Comments: 0
Call for Papers and Graduate Student Essay Contest The Power of Beauty A conference co-sponsored by: M.A. Philosophy Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and The Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project October 24-25, 2014 Keynote Address"Beauty and Desecration"Roger Scruton Helpful links: Register for the Conference Get the flier Visit the Conference page at Franciscan University of Steubenville Visit the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project Focus of the Conference "Beauty will save the...
Jul. 22 at 10:27am | Comments: 2 | Most recent comment: Jul. 23 at 9:55am
Alice von Hildebrand is with us for the summer, as usual. She is busy putting the finishing touches on the story of her years of teaching at Hunter City College of New York, soon to be published under the title, Memoirs of a Happy Failure. The manuscript includes several photographs. One in particular stood out. It's not just that I haven't seen many pictures of her and her husband together; it's that the gesture is so exceptionally eloquent and...
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