Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Calligraphers of the Ineffable: the Burden of Mysticism in the Digital Age





H/T Sr. Margaret Kerry, FSP on  Google+



A provocative talk about Catholic spirituality and social media from Paddy Gilger, SJ and Creighton University's Ignite Talks.  Gilger speaks of William Harmless's 2008 book Mystics.  Turns out mystical experience isn't some rarefied air that only a select few breath.  It--or at least some significant component thereof--interpenetrates our lives today through precisely social media like YouTube, Google+, and Blogger.  I still think there are roles to be played but traditional mystical elements like "silence" and "ineffability," but I bet Father Gilger agrees with that, too.    Watch and enjoy!

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