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Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Way of the Pilgrim

[a talk given at the Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, California, on 18 October 2008; parts of the text are adapted from “The Road to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life”] by Jim Forest Walker Percy, in his novel, The Moviegoer, made the comment, “The search is what anyone would undertake if he […]

The Way of the Holy Fools

[a talk given at the Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, California, 18 October 2008] by Jim Forest In the Beatitudes, Jesus blessed the pure of heart, but — let’s be frank — this is now out of date. But what can one expect of so old a book? Jesus didn’t even use e-mail. What […]

A Pilgrimage in Peacemaking

[draft of a lecture to be given in California in October 2008] by Jim Forest Having given too many sermon-like talks on peace and peacemaking, let me try something a little different. I’d like to share some stories about war and peace rooted in my particular life — my own pilgrimage of peacemaking. My purpose […]

Franz Jägerstätter: a 20th century martyr

[This is the introduction to Franz Jägerstätter: Letters and Reflections from Prison, edited by Erna Putz and published by Orbis Books.] By Jim Forest Human beings have at least one trait in common with fish: we tend to move in schools. When the drums of war are beating and the latest slogan of mass destruction […]