Having a person of Oriental interests lead sessions on an Anglican poet in a space of the Church of Rome, sounds like a feat inspiring an awesome silence for the participants, which is, of course, the aim, and I'm not being facetious.
Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Saturday was the deadline for booking a spot at the retreat. Not
that I could have gone, but if I could have I'd have been sorely
tempted. What an interesting and curious project. One of the
retreat leaders apparently aims to include interfaith dialogue
in his sessions, so that should speak to the Rome/Anglo
question, along with whatever other faiths show up. And Four
Quartets read by Eliot and discussed contemplatively -- I'd go
see that just to find out what it is. I'm guessing it's not a
critical discussion. If such a thing is possible,
I don't think it would be perfunctory, not if it meets the goals set
out in the brochure for that session -- combining theory and
practice to reach the silence. When did you last read a critical
work that aimed to take you to that destination? Just an honest
attempt should offer an experience of a different order. I hope some
lister, poster or lurker, gets to take advantage of it.
On 9/3/2012 5:34 PM, David Boyd wrote:
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Interesting forthcoming event, but the Eliot content looks a
little perfunctory to me.......and, would he ever have gone on
retreat to a Roman Catholic (as opposed to AngloCatholic)
institution - during the 1930s, he undertook regular retreats at
Kelham, but this was an Anglican monastery.