|KATHRYN KUHLMAN, PERFORMING A MIRACULOUS HEALING|
I mean check this out:
How can you not love someone who was married (briefly) to a man named Burroughs A. Waltrip of Dallas, and who was sued by her personal administrator for purportedly stashing away a million bucks in jewelry and another million in fine art? What's really funny, as I told my friend, is that I actually agree with everything she says.
Anyway, I have a little miracle of my own to report, which is that next Wednesday--which happens to be Ash Wednesday--I will "debut" with a weekly column in the Catholic portal of the apparently much-watched and widely read patheos.com ("Balanced Views of Religion and Spirituality").
The column will be called "A Book of Sparks" (I'm obviously extremely drawn to fire), which I got from the preface to The Praktikos and Chapters on Prayer from Christian monk and ascetic Evagrius Ponticus: "Throughout the Middle Ages [the writings of Evagrius] spread through Europe from monastery to monastery in Italy, France, Austria, Spain. An eighteenth-century monk of Ligugé inserted certain extracts from his writings into a sort of digest which he entitled Liber Scintillarum, A Book of
And now a laywoman convert in 21st-century Los Angeles is going to do the same again. Here's the description. I'll be able to post the opening paragraph or two here and then link to the full piece. I'll be joining a roster of many other fine writers and thinkers. My editor will be the insanely hard-working, smart, and well-connected columnist, writer, and blogger Elizabeth Scalia, aka The Anchoress.
I'm deeply grateful for the honor and opportunity. And let's hope those folks over at patheos have a sense of humor!