" And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, ...
Author: Andrew Krivak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This gorgeously written memoir tells the story of one man's search for his religious calling-a search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central Europe, to Moscow and the South Bronx, and finally into married life with a woman whose search for God coincided with his own. In 1990 Andrew Krivak-poet, yacht rigger, ocean lifeguard, student of the classics-entered the Society of Jesus. The heart of Jesuit training is the Long Retreat, thirty days of silence and prayer in which the Jesuit novice reflects on the Gospels and tests his desire for the priesthood. For Krivak, eight years of Jesuit formation turned out to be a long retreat in its own right, as he tested all his desires-for poetry, for travel, for independence, for love-against the pledge to do all "for the greater glory of God." And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, father, and writer. The search for God is finally the search for oneself, St. Augustine wrote. Krivak's story pushes past the awful stories of scandal in the Catholic Church to reveal why a modern, forward-looking man would yearn to be a priest. Unlike those stories, it has an happy ending-one in which we can recognize ourselves.
This attack threw Washington's army into turmoil and led to an American retreat across the state. This book examines this critical campaign.
Author: Arthur S. Lefkowitz
On the morning of November 20, 1776, General Charles Cornwallis overran patriot positions at Fort Lee, on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. The attack threw George Washington's army into turmoil. Thus began an American retreat across the state, which ended only after the battered rebels crossed the Delaware river at Trenton on December 7. It was a three-week campaign that marked the most dramatic and desperate period of the War for Independence. In The Long Retreat, Arthur Lefkowitz has written the first book-length study of this critical campaign. He adds compelling new detail to the narrative, and offers the most comprehensive account in the literature of the American retreat to the Delaware and of the British pursuit. What emerges is a history misconceptions about the movements of the armies, the intentions of their leaders, and the choices available to rebel commanders and their British counterparts. Lefkowitz presents a patriot military pounded into desperate straights by the forces of the Crown, but in the end more resilient and wily than most previous scholarship has allowed. If brought low over November and December of 1776, Washington's battalions were still a force to reckon with as they pulled away from the advancing British. Despite serious losses in material and personnel, Washington managed to keep his units operational; and even while making mistakes, he sought to consolidate patriot regiments and longed for a chance to counterattack. The Christmas night riposte at Trenton, a dramatic reversal of fortune in any case, stemmed from measures the rebel Commander-in-Chief had initiated even as he completed his retrogade across New Jersey. How all of this came about emerges and crisp narrative of The Long Retreat. It is the definitive book on a crucial chapter in the history of American Arms.
"A Prayer for C�line" and "A Tormented Rain" are two short stories set on the western front of World War One. In "A Prayer for C�line" a young German woman recalls her brother's visit home on leave from the front and how this visit is not well accepted by one family member in particular. In "A Tormented Rain" a young French nurse is drawn to one of her badly wounded patients for reasons she doesn't understand, reasons that have more to do with fate than with anything else.
But instead of beginning His public life , our Lord goes away and ascends the
mountain for a long retreat of forty days . He has made no provision for His
earthly wants . While that long prayer lasts , it absorbs Him . How little we think of
Figure 1A shows a typical longwall panel layout utilizing a three - entry gate road
system . The longwall equipment is assembled in the setup entry and only the
panel is extracted during retreat . Figure 1B illustrates an extended panel with the
Daylong retreat: This retreat begins and ends on the same day. Although this
doesn't allow the time and feel of an overnight retreat, you can still accomplish
quite a lot in several hours, and it's long enough to give you a sense of the
Author: Susan Pesznecker
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A guide to taking a break from everyday life and creating a personal and rejuvenating magickal retreat. Includes plans for focusing on magickal skills, home arts, green magick, psychic arts, and more.
Agee Sang Long , sa ' , ” said a thin , quavering voice , as a small hand pushed
the hood aside , and I was startled to find the child to be a tiny Chinese woman ,
whose set and careworn face showed her to be at least sixty years old .
We dismounted at the door of the mess - house of the German officers , and were
conducted upstairs to a long and broad verandah about forty - five by twenty - five
feet , which had been converted into a palmy bower , gaily decorated with ...
with the child down a long passage , at the entrance of which we had been stand
. ing . I lost no time in following ; and one or two loopholes affording us a
glimmering of light , we pursued our way , sometimes running down fifty steps ...
In THE RETREAT, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of LENINGRAD, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second ...
Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. Many of Russia's 27 million military and civilian deaths occurred in this desperate struggle. In THE RETREAT, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of LENINGRAD, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second World War - the moment when the armies of Hitler could go no further - and of the titanic and cruel struggle of two mighty empires.
Large bodies , especially of the Italian new levies and volunteers , threw away
their arms and returned to their homes ... the steadiness which can alone avert
disaster in the course of a long retreat ; and the King , dreading the entire
They were disDesponding mayed at the prospect of a long retreat to the Rhine
through views which in a hostile population ; and the Austrian officers , in
particuprevailed in the Allied lar , felt all their wonted apprehensions at the army
of armies ...
... to Witepsk , on July 23 or capture of Bagrathion's forces , though con- the 23d ,
and a large part of the army ducted by two ... who were somewhat dis- forces ,
eighty thousand strong , in the neighbourcouraged by their long retreat before the
The demoralisation of the Allied army during a long retreat and after another
general action at Bautzen , decisive only in the surrender of territory which it
involved , reduced the Allies to the alternative of arresting hostilities or of
retreating into ...
We are now upon the first of our retreats — the retreat from Manassas to
Richmond . A frosty morning shows us the whole Confederate army drawn up in
the road , the men facing towards Richmond . There is a slight tremor or
depression at ...
I will shoot you , ” was the prompt and energetic answer . A LONG RETREAT .
One of the Fire Zouaves , who had been in the battle of Bull Run and vamosed
very soon thereafter , was recognized near Washington Market , in this city , a day
The spirit of thoroughness and fervour which the young ex - professor brought
into the noviceship may be conjectured from a letter sent by him to a friend on
coming out of the “ Long Retreat ” of thirty days , which was a harder exercise of ...