Saturday, June 11, 2011


Gentle Readers,

Tomorrow, June 12, is the thirty-first anniversary of my solemn vows.

Please pray for me!

And thank you for your interest in this blog.


Blogger M.T. Webster said...

You were in my prayers throughout Mass yesterday. Was the day of your vows also Pentecost?

8:16 pm, June 13, 2011  
Blogger Maggie Ross said...

Thank you for your prayer!

It wasn't Pentecost, but as I recall it was the feast of St Lutgarde who was a Cistercian hermit who fasted on bread and beer! And St Alice the Leper, another Cistercian who had to become an anchoress because she had leprosy. She had great healing powers—for others. Now these are ladies with whom I really identify!

11:10 pm, June 13, 2011  
Anonymous Henry Burke said...

Congratulations! May such saints as these assist you!
I have appreciated your new book Writing the Icon of the Heart very much - got it in USA by AmazonUK.

2:05 am, June 14, 2011  
Blogger Maggie Ross said...

Thank you, Henry!

10:06 am, June 14, 2011  
Blogger Bo said...

Bread and beer! :)

10:04 pm, June 18, 2011  
Blogger Maggie Ross said...

Message for Phil: send me your email and it won't be published. Otherwise I have no way to reach you as comments come through with a 'no reply' return address.

4:19 pm, June 21, 2011  
Blogger M.T. Webster said...

Didn't Merton write a truly dreadful biography of St. Liutgarde as one of his earliest "assignments" in Gethsemani? I seem to recall the title What Are These Wounds?

2:28 pm, June 22, 2011  
Blogger Maggie Ross said...

Yes he did! Truly ghastly. He is responsible for so much that is wrong in contemporary "spirituality"; don't get me started!

3:27 pm, June 22, 2011  

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