I don't mean total silence, I mean not avoiding the hard stuff or taking a path of
least resistance. More like living as though an encounter with God is unavoidable
. When I think about it, it's as though life itself has become a long retreat.
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.
"Some smart commander . . . became concerned about the long road between
Hagaru and Yudam-ni without any security on it," Capt. William E. Barber said. "
We didn't have enough people to get solid security over everything, so somebody
Author: Jim Wilson
Recounts the brutal fighting undertaken by the men of the 1st Marine Division during the Korean War when they were surrounded by a larger force of Chinese troops and had to fight their way out
In a long retreat you should fast with moderation . If you do not eat properly , there
is the danger that your nervous system and the energy winds of your body will
become disturbed . A strong retreat itself has the tendency to do this , and a poor
Author: Thubten Yeshe
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)
Explained here is one of the most powerful purification practices from the vast array of Buddhist meditations.
Sir Dudley Russell , commonly known as Russell “ Pasha ” , who had a long and
a very fine war record . He was appointed first as G . O . C - in - C . , Delhi and
East Punjab Command and then as Adviser to Army Headquarters . I knew him ...
Author: Shankarrao Pandurang Patil Thorat
Memoirs of a former lieutenant-general of Indian Army.
In a bureau drawer , next to a pile of blank tapes and extra batteries , Mother Grey
found a stash of marijuana and rolling papers , wrapped up in a long brown robe
. “ A habit , ” she muttered , though not quite the evidence they were seeking ...
Author: Kate Gallison
Mother Lavinia "Vinnie" Grey, vicar of the embattled St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Fisherville, New Jersey, attempts to track down the killer of an elderly monk on a parish retreat
Author: Steven H. Newton
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
11) The Tactical Success of Army Group North
Cromwell , who was frail , thin , and white - haired , recalled the long retreat
before the British from New York down through New Jersey and into
Pennsylvania . He gave details of Washington crossing the Delaware and the
attack on Princeton ...
Author: Jack Washington
"The Long Journey Home recounts the history of the black Community of Princeton, New Jersey, from 1776-1976. This was a much-needed journey through the pages of history to rediscover a community's past. The struggles for religious, social and educational equality were faced with determination by a proud community that stood on the threshold of American history and witnessed the growth of a great nation as it stayed in the background. This book is an attempt to bring that history into the foreground to take its rightful place in the development of this nation."