“Beannacht” … that is, blessing: From Irish poet John O’Donohue in honor of St. Patrick’s Day …

The Irish poet and writer, John O’Donohue (1956-2008) was as moved by the landscape of the soul as he was by the landscape of his country with its Celtic spirituality. An ordained Catholic priest, he eventually left the priesthood, but he never abandoned the mystical roots of his Christianity. He was a Hegelian philosopher, did doctoral work on Meister Eckhart, was fluent in Irish and German, was an environmental activist, and wrote several best-selling books (both nonfiction and poetry). His most notable work was Anam Cara:A Book of Celtic Wisdom. (Anam Cara meaning soul friend.)

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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Mini (Two-Day) Vacation

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“The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn’t know enough to take a vacation.”
Clarence Day (1874-1935), American novelist best know for Life with Father.

Back on Sunday with

Joy! Beauty! Delight! …. an evening with Maxine Hong Kingston

Meanwhile…

“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.”
John O’Donohue (1956-2008), Irish poet, author, priest, and Hegelian philosopher

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