Tag Archives: Redemption

THE LONG SHADOW: Flannery O’Connor’s Masterful Use of Dread and Foreboding in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”

Copyright © 2014 by Margaret Langstaff, All Rights Reserved. THE LONG SHADOW Scholars and critics have poured over O’Connor’s amazing literary achievement in her story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” for decades. The power and inevitability of the … Continue reading

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The Stigmata of St. Francis

The icon, not the man               An answered prayer Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis on the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.  St. Francis has been in the news a lot recently, although he’s been dead for 787 years.  … Continue reading

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What You Can Do Right Now to Make a Difference, a Tonic for Our Times

The following I suspect needs very little prologue, for as Shakespeare said, “the past is prologue,” (check the news, old and new), and as Flannery O’Connor said, “the violent bear it away.” ” Things fall apart, the center will not hold” … Continue reading

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