For Mother’s Day, the kids got me a great gift. It is a leather bound book entitled Wellsprings of Faith, published by Barnes & Noble, Inc. It contains the following books all in one green leather cover with gilt edged pages and a gold satin ribbon bookmark:
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
I have begun to read St. Teresa’s work. It is quite moving and I am sure I will be sharing some of her thoughts in the coming days.
Also in the reading pile is Fr. Sophrony’s work St. Silouan the Athonite.
Lastly, I went to the college bookstore and picked up the required texts for my Philosophy class. It should be an interesting class. The texts include:
Aristole’s Nicohmean Ethics
Plato’s The Trial and Death of Socrates
and some generic textbook on the Introduction to Philosophy
I’ve read Plato’s piece before in a Western Civ class at a Christian college. It will be interesting to read it again and discuss it in a class at a secular college. I’m already cranky about it all! LOL! LOL!
Better start praying for the hubster!