Many thanks to readers for items from my amazon wish list.
AH of AK sent the beautiful DVD Into Great Silence. Very moving, entrancing. I saw it in Rome when it first came out, but I am glad to have it. It bears more than one viewing, for sure.
JMK of OH sent What is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican by John Rist. I had courses from Prof. Rist. His books are really good and very hard. He is probably the great working ethicist right now and a brilliant Augustinian scholar. I think this is an important book. Try also his Real Ethics: Reconsidering the Foundations of Morality and also Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized.
SB of W. Sussex sent Lovely, Like Jerusalem: The Fulfillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church by Aidan Nichols. Haven’t read this yet.
"Mariadevotee" sent Ultra ULT33046 2000 VA 1200 W Backup UPS with AVR. This is of critical importance where the Sabine Farm is! I simply must bolster the electronic things I have against the surges and outages. And I got two of them!
When there is lightening anywhere in the area, way out here, this house gets hammered with surges and power losses. When there are storms I can hear my UPS’s beeping and buzzing all over the house. So, I was very happy to two of these sturdy UPS units!
The first arrived in a very fancy … well here it is:
It’s a very colorful, and very large gift bag.
I was mystified when it arrived and delighted when I opened it.
Especially when I read the tag:
Father, God bless you for all you do to advance the Kingdom. I check your website several times a day and often find postings that inspire and edify. Thanks for helping me to grow in holiness. In Christ, Mariadevotee
Thanks. These things make a difference.
The blog is quite a bit of work. Without feedback of this kind, it is hard to know if it makes a difference.
On that same note, I am also very grateful to those of who recently used the donation button on the left side bar and on some posts. I keep a list of recent donors and remember you at Mass, as befits gratitude toward benefactors. Because of you, I am going to be able to go to Cleveland and attend the jubilee of a priest friend.
The donations are each received as an indication that in an entry I must have done something right.
Thus emboldened I will continue to ask your help. I want to go to London for the launch of the new journal Usus Antiquior, 14 September. I think this journal might be quite important and I want to thow my weight behind it. Your donations will help.
Many thanks to you all.