A Long Retreat

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.

A Long Retreat

Author: Andrew Krivak

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466893818

Page: 336

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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.

The Long Retreat

He said he abandoned this view only when the development of the H-bomb
threatened to make a long war and large troop concentrations impracticable. A
smaller base would not necessitate the control of the whole island. Such were the
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The Long Retreat

Author: C.J. Bartlett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349002186

Page: 306

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The American Geologist

... the author thinks that they cannot be referred to distinct epochs of glaciation
separated by a long interglacial time , as some have supposed , when the
icesheet made a long retreat to the north or was wholly melted as now from this
continent ...

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A Soldier s Story of the War

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 ...

A Soldier s Story of the War

Author: Napier Bartlett

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Page: 262

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War Life

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
or ...

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Cassier s Magazine

... glory . prepared on the Jeannette to be carried by both , that they might end
their lives , The mourner , alone there on the if , in the famine of a long retreat ,
such tundra , at the bitter ending of his heroic a temptation should ever come to
them .

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The Magickal Retreat

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
luxurious ...

The Magickal Retreat

Author: Susan Pesznecker

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738730661

Page: 262

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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.

The Edinburgh Review

Now it happens that this retreat for want of ammunition is the very ground on
which M . Thiers has exonerated ... The demoralisation of the Allied army during
a long retreat and after another general action at Bautzen , decisive only in the ...

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The Irish Monthly

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 ...

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Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

... and more especially to En- Memoriam , ” perhaps the noblest elegy in the glish
poets , as the life - long retreat of Alexander English ... His invariable habit is to
take a long bedded in luxuriant foliage , and surrounded by stroll before
luncheon ...

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Life and Times of Stein

A long and doubtful struggle within Russia or on its frontier would have given
Germany time to interfere decisively by such a ... At this time the Russians did not
contemplate the long retreat into the interior which actually followed , and which
is ...

Life and Times of Stein

Author: Sir John Robert Seeley

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A Pr cis of Modern Tactics

... it has to contain the enemy flushed with success , and to push him back with
coolness , to maintain a good appearance so as to prevent the enemy
discovering that demoralisation which almost always takes place during a long
retreat .

A Pr  cis of Modern Tactics

Author: Robert Home

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Page: 285

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Treatise on English Punctuation

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared ; for the greatest fool may
ask more than the wisest man can answer . An entire retreat from worldly affairs is
not what religion requires ; nor does it even enjoin a long retreat from them .

Treatise on English Punctuation

Author: John Wilson

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Page: 338

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The Dublin Review

To listen to Newman , Sunday by Sunday , preaching in St . Mary ' s was indeed
to live out the term as in a long retreat . This atmosphere was vital to the
Movement ; the Plain and Parochial Sermons were all important . . Beneath the
whole rich ...

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