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

John Strachey later told Parliament (9 Mar 1960) that whilst at the War Office he
had prepared plans for 11 active divisions, 14 readily mobilisable, with the
possibility of 20 more for a long war. More economical use of manpower also
meant ...

The Long Retreat

Author: C.J. Bartlett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349002186

Page: 306

View: 681

The Long Retreat

This attack threw Washington's army into turmoil and led to an American retreat across the state. This book examines this critical campaign.

The Long Retreat

Author: Arthur S. Lefkowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780813527598

Page: 162

View: 434

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.

In Retreat

... designed more to camouflage the true emaciated condition of the forces than to
effect a long - range cure . With manpower and equipment at their lowest levels
since the Korean War , can the forces be restored to adequate strength in time to
 ...

In Retreat

Author: Gerald Porter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 232

View: 738

Retreat Hell

"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
 ...

Retreat  Hell

Author: Jim Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780671678661

Page: 340

View: 832

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

The American Geologist

Remarking how nearly coincident the earlier and later drift boundaries are for the
long distance from the Scioto river in ... of glaciation separated by a long
interglacial time , as some have supposed , when the icesheet made a long
retreat to ...

The American Geologist

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Bolshevism in Retreat

long time . 21 Though it is impossible to measure the shift in Lenin's actual
conception of the distance of the road ahead , it is possible to generalize about
the way in which Lenin addressed such questions in his writings and speeches .
Before ...

Bolshevism in Retreat

Author: Bertrand M. Patenaude

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 946

View: 640

The Tantric Path of Purification

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
 ...

The Tantric Path of Purification

Author: Thubten Yeshe

Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)

ISBN:

Page: 311

View: 674

Explained here is one of the most powerful purification practices from the vast array of Buddhist meditations.

From Reveille to Retreat

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 ...

From Reveille to Retreat

Author: Shankarrao Pandurang Patil Thorat

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 230

View: 211

Memoirs of a former lieutenant-general of Indian Army.

The Middle Way

Amaravati Buddhist Centre , Great Gaddesden , Long Retreats Hemel
Hempstead , Herts , tel : ( 044284 ) 2455 . May 18 - 28 – Sister ... 50pm . in which
case another monk or nun will The monks and nuns at Amaravati are part lead
the retreat .

The Middle Way

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Hasty Retreat

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 ...

Hasty Retreat

Author: Kate Gallison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 214

View: 172

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

Retreat with Stilwell

For a long time we searched up and down the road in the dark for the ambulance
unit. He sat beside me, moaning once in a while to himself. He was very young.
He told me about his family in Wakefield, Yorkshire. His name was John Doe.

Retreat with Stilwell

Author: Jack Belden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 169

The Long Journey Home

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 ...

The Long Journey Home

Author: Jack Washington

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 433

View: 394

"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."