On Giants' Shoulders

Friday, October 05, 2007

Time For a Road Trip

This afternoon my daughter, my "lit girls," and I are headed out for Rochester, New York. We're going to a one day conference sponsored by the Rochester Chesterton Society. The topic is conversion of heart and the speakers will be dealing with several conversions: St. Paul, St. Augustine, John Henry Cardinal Newman, G.K. Chesterton, and Joseph Pearce (who will tell his own conversion story). I'm looking forward to the conference, but I'm also looking forward to the trip. What a fantastic opportunity to spend many hours with these people I enjoy so very much. Will we talk more about Beowulf and Tolkien? Possibly. Will we spend the drive home talking about Chesterton, Newman and Augustine? Quite likely. Will we spend time talking about how all of this enriches our lives as Catholics? Almost certainly! Are you envious of me? Well, if you know what it's like to spend hours with kindred spirits you are. I just wish that we had the space for even more kindred spirits to come along with us.

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