Thursday, February 21, 2013

Following Nature's Example



"In all of creation, that which empties itself out in generosity, returns filled with new life.  There is a recurring pattern of being called forth, leaving behind, emptying out, and life returning in a new form."

       Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP; Remember, Return, Rejoice: Journeying from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday; Litchfield, CT: Wisdom House; 2012; p.19.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Snowhenge!

 
 
The Blizzard of 2013 brought
interesting sculptural creations to Wisdom House.





 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Wisdom of the Christ Fool


"Our lives are meant to be permeated with the foolishness of Jesus Christ.

He continues to invite us to join him in that lack of self-consciousness called love, which is the only preparation for the practice of resurrection."


~ Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP; Remember, Return, Rejoice: Journeying from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday; Litchfield, CT: Wisdom House; 2012; p.13.

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Althea Gibson

The daughter of sharecroppers, Althea Gibson became a tennis sensation in the 1950s.  Her 1956 triumph at the French Tennis Championships (later know as the French Open) made her the first black woman ever to win a major singles title.  She went on to win five total Grand Slam titles.


Aside from her success, she is most remembered for breaking the color barrier in professional tennis.  She later toured as a celebrity with the Harlem Globetrotters and played on the LPGA tour.  Gibson was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rosa Parks Stamp Unveiled on 100th Birthday

If she were alive Monday, Rosa Parks would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

To commemorate the occasion, the U.S. Postal Service Monday released a new stamp in honor of the civil rights advocate.  The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp is available for purchase at any post office nationwide as well as online.


Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus. She later moved to Detroit, where she died in 2005.