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Article: The Ascetic Life of the Ultrarunner, by Miriam Díaz-Gilbert

Miriam Díaz-Gilbert’s article describes how her experience training for a highly rigorous sport can be compared to Christian ascetic practices. Here are the article’s introductory paragraphs: The early Christian ascetic body. The modern-day ultrarunner body. What kinship do they share? This … Continue reading

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Paper: Renewing Memory: Francis, Ignatius and Mystical Seeds of Reform, by Elizabeth Dreyer

In March, Elizabeth Dreyer, (Professor Emerita, Religious Studies, Fairfield University) gave a paper at a conference held at Fordham University. The conference theme was “Franciscans, Jesuits, and a New Pope: Medieval Lessons for Modern Reform.” A copy of her paper can be … Continue reading

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