My Carmelite deep-dive continues with The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila Vol 2 by Saint Teresa (of Avila) πŸ“š


β€œWe need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”

β€” Henry Beston, The Outermost House


Currently reading: The Carmelite Way: An Ancient Path for Today’s Pilgrim by John Welch OCarm πŸ“š


Here’s a nifty fact for you: the Catholic diocese of Orlando includes the moon.

Why? The diocese of Orlando includes Cape Canaveral, and the 1917 code of canon law gives him pastoral responsibility over any lands ‘discovered’ from that point. OTOH, a claim can be made that the military ordinariate has responsibility instead, but I’ll let the canon jurists sort that one out.


Currently reading: Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition by Paul-Marie of the Cross πŸ“š


Pollo borracho, or β€œdrunken chicken.” I think every country has a version of this. Black beans and rice on the side. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί


Would you like to hear what happens when AI versions of Werner Herzog and Slavoj Zizek converse? Of course you would! https://infiniteconversation.com/


Today I learned how to have 2 apps open at once on an iPad. Probably old news for everyone else, but fairly mind blowing for me. πŸ™ƒ


First week in my attempt to go paperless for classwork. Marking up docs and articles in Zotero has been flawless and I’ve been impressed with the OCR in the Nebo app for note-taking during lectures. I have the Obsidian integration working at home but am not syncing vaults so I can’t get to my notes remotely. I found some instructions for syncing to a local git repo, which I could host on the NAS. As I’m always connected to my home network for Pi-hole, this should work a treat. I just need another few hours in the day. :/


Currently reading: Carmelite Spirituality by Cardinal Anders Arborelius πŸ“š