Posts with the tag “death”

Letters to Peregrinus #48 - On Getting the Right Season
by Rick Ganz on May 13th, 2020
Dear Peregrinus: I am happy to be writing to you on the anniversary of the second of the two days in May of 1373 CE when Julian of Norwich had an extended, profound experience of God, the sixteenth “shewing” to complete the fifteen “shewings” given her on the previous day. I know of no greater Theologian than Julian, and, interestingly, the publication of her Shewings is the first book by a woman ever published in English...  Read More
Letters to Peregrinus #8 - On Questions Asked by a Fifteen-Year Old
by RIck Ganz on September 24th, 2015
Dear Peregrinus: It was wonderful to enjoy the evening with you, though I am guessing that your found your food and wine not up to snuff. I would agree that my food lacked flavor; something a little flat in it. Yet, the space was cool and comfortable; it was not too crowded and noisy; and of course I got to share it with you. Thank you. It was not until this morning that ...  Read More
Letters to Peregrinus #3 - On the Death of Your Dad
by Rick Ganz on August 24th, 2015
Dear Peregrina: I might as well admit that I feel awe whenever I have the chance to go visit Crater Lake, which I did recently, when I was driving on June 17th, making my way with Lexie (the car) towards Los Altos, CA, and to the Jesuit Retreat Center there, for the sake of directing the Long Retreat. One assumes that the awe induced there at Crater Lake in all but those deadest of soul has ...  Read More
Letters to Peregrinus #1 - On the Suicide of Your Younger Sister
by Rick Ganz on August 10th, 2015
It is one of the beautiful things about good people that they feel deeply the effects of difficult, even grindingly hard, experiences happening to those whom they love. And often, it appears that such friends grieve more intensely than him or her into whose life came suddenly terrible news and incomprehensible sorrow. This capacity for empathy is...  Read More