Lourdes

Harris, Ruth

An Enlightening Journey Through the Meanings and A SCHOLARLY MIRACLE Mysteries of Good Friday... DEATH ON...

...The scene gives new meaning to Harris was not converted in the clasHuysmans's famous description of sical sense...
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...Thus does Harris, an Oxford Don, open her book...
...edu Commonweal 2 9 April 21, 2000 priest, the good Abbe Peryramale, to the thropologist seeking to study a pheCatholic physicians who honestly and nomenon, or a journalist angling to get + SaintJohn's fairly ran the Medical Bureau at Lour- "the story," then as a human being hopdes, to, well, perhaps to the Blessed Vir- ing to know oneself and the human conSchool of Theology, Seminary gin herself-are all interesting, unusual, dition a little better, and sensing that this and worthy dramatis personae who be- cannot happen unless suffering and illA SUMMER TRADITION speak individuality and depth, who ness, marginalization and stigma, faith JUNE 19 - JULY 28, 2000 break through the molds in which they and the supernatural, are considered...
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...The first part of The Great Shame tells Larkin's story-his deportation in 1833 through his old age as, ultimately, a free citizen...
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...She remains a (Jewish) agRICHARD JOHN Lourdes as "a hemorrhage of bad taste," nostic, but she possesses an open-mindand yet by the time you're done with edness, a compassion, and a sympathetic NEUHAUS Ruth Harris's book, you sympathize capacity to appreciate and limn the "Father Neuhaus has hit upon the with the priest...
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...There is something here for anyone who wants to understand better t the central act of the Christian religion...
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...Lourdes n a pilgrimage to Lourdes, seemed to represent little more than in 1897, a French priest kitsch for the Catholic masses...
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...Cardinal Bernard Last...
...it was not what she said, tury France (a familiar lament), not to to stay within the analytical trap that but the nature of her trance, the move- the familiar accusation that "the church Zola and his fellow fin-de-siecle proment of her hands, and the quality of sought to block women's aspirations," tagonists created...
...teenth century, Terese de Lisieux: "In Mary and Jesus, to succor the dying and Harris makes the reader focus on her contrast, Bernadette did not talk about heal the sick through elaborate rituals subject(s) more than on her book, which the spirituality of childishness, for her of touch, consolation, and care...
...mind of Henry Adams's Mont Saint "I began thinking about Lourdes over Michel and Chartres or William James's the most crucial hours in human fifteen years ago, when writing another Varieties of Religious Experience...
...Their stories might well make Rites of Christian Initiation you wish to visit Lourdes, if not as a pil- Steven Englund, a frequent contributor, Maxwell Johnson -June 19-July 13 grim seeking a miracle, or a social an- lives in Paris where he writes for UNAIDS...
...very same moment...
...can I do to get what she done got...
...However, Larkin is a tame figure compared with the more dramatic-even melodramatic-characters Keneally traces through Commonweal 30 April 21, 2000...
...For divine intervention is rejected as a posfestation of religious experience fitted just one example, she attributes a main sibility, reducing such occurrences to into a form of communication and un- reason for "the calls of feminism" going the pejorative notion of suggestion is to derstanding that was physical rather unheeded by women in nineteenth-cen- misconceive the process of healing, and than verbal...
...Harris is particularly strong at por- and extreme humility were bolstered Or take Harris's comparison of Ber- traying religion's powerful presence be- by the support of helpers and believers nadette with her only rival as France's hind the hostile secular Third Republic: convinced of the ubiquity of miracles great "young-girl saint" of the nine- "They labored at Lourdes to be like at Lourdes...
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...The result is a filled with the pus, blood, and scabs of remarkable work that evokes the best the sick pilgrims...
...Born in 1823, he lived a Ecclesiology The Great Shame swashbuckling life: member of the revoPaul Rill -June 19-.July 7 And the Triumph of the Irish lutionary Young Ireland movement, Fundamental Moral Theology in the English Speaking World under sentence of death at the age of Mark Mallak July 10-28 Thomas Keneall y twenty-five for treason (later commuted Mystical Theology of Christian East ?van A. Talesc Dou!lcday, $35,712 pp...
...What Harwas the eternal child-inarticulate, sim- wished, hence, perhaps, its hurried ef- ris convinced me of is that the central ple, naive, occasionally mischievous...
...DEATH ON A new scientific age had dawned and that Lourdes religious belief was to be swept away FRIDAY AFTERNOON Body and Spirit in the like cobwebs from a musty closet, I ,WFOH,1TIONS ON THE Secular Age wondered how it was that Lourdes was LAST WORDS OF JESUS FROM THE CROSS Ruth Harris living through its 'golden age' at the Viking, $34.95, 474 pp...
...to "transportation for life" to Australia), Randall Morris June 19-July 7 an escapee to New York, commander of Introduction to Christian Tradition Anthony Sciglitano June 19-July 28 the Union Irish brigade in the American Civil War, acting governor of Montana, Psalmody/Hymnody Mark Rhoads June 19-July 13 James Duffy and dead at forty-four as the result of suiMusic in the Small Parish cide or assassination or drunken accident...
...You make a pilchildhood was hard, poor, riddled with ular republic lacked the emotional and grimage in reading Lourdes: Body and Soul illness, and had nothing of the senti- historical resources to challenge the in the Secular Age, and you forget you are mental about it...
...320-363-2102 subject after the great success of Schindler's mbanken@csbsju.edu wwwt List, both novel and movie, focused on an ancestor of his wife, one Hugh Larkin, sentenced to a lifetime banishment in Australia for participating in an assault on his landlord's mansion...
...illiterate, but appealing and quite stubteenth-century religious, cultural, social, Her own judgments are immensely born Bernadette Soubirous, to her parish -,',,Graduate Tuition $195.00 sere...
...forts to build new traditions and ele- figures she treats-from the naive and There is hardly a key topic in nine- vate alternative heroes...
...Considhistory, and through this small work on French medicine towards the er, thus: "The unending commentary on window, he gives us the universe...
...massive volume the highly regarded Australian novelist Thomas Keneally INFORMATION tells the story of what he chooses to call Contact: Mary Beth Banken OSB the Irish "diaspora...
...The priest made the of several literary genres: travel, joursign of the cross over the full glass, nalism, hagiography, history, memoirdrank it to the lees, and said with a and even "self-help," for the ways this smile: "The water of the good Mother book forces you to think about "what of Heaven is always delicious...
...This book is a work of scholarship Lectio Divina These lives also bespeak mystery, and and sympathy that, if I may close as I Columba Stewart OS8 July 17-21 make an honest person, agnostic or be- opened, drinks very deeply of its subject Rule of Benedict lieving, think-and more than that, without remotely giving a bad taste...
...Her extraordinary mani- deal a fresh or commanding blow...
...Like the suave but rather precisely because the church took place requires an imaginative symodor of the uncorrupted bodies of saints, was "so effective at channeling them in pathy for the psychic and physical Bernadette's physicality convinced them spiritual and practical directions outside world that pilgrimage generated, for as much, if not more, than the verbal the republican mainstream...
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...end of the nineteenth century," Harris [Bernadette's] body in ecstasy was an A masterful achievement...
...Better, you have a feel "faith experience" that puts one in the brilliant idea of exploring three of for what he felt...
...explains her fascination with the pil- attempt to articulate what some ac--Ail ip Zaleski, author of The Recollected Heart grimage site...
...Her 0 asked a stretcher-bearer to journey became what research should fill his glass, not with fresh be (among other things), but so seldom water, but with water from the pool is, a journey into the self...

Vol. 127 • April 2000 • No. 8


 
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