The houses of meeting:
Chris Carstens, giving the kickoff talk, Figures of Speech in the Roman Missal’s New Translation. Essentially, a catalog of the literary precedents for the linguistic stylings that have come under fire from critics who prefer their heavenly food without so much flavor.
Dr. John Lyon, who spoke on Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything that Rises Must Converge,” Teilhard de Chardin, and the Cyber Commons, essentially a response/rebuttal to Mark Helprin’s interpretation of the story in his book Digital Barbarism.
Cat Hodge, author of Profiles in String, originator of the role of Naomi in the forthcoming Surfing with Mel, and together with Elizabeth Duffy, one of Gerasene’s grand chanteuses.
Father Stephen Pullis and Father Jon Perrotta, who celebrated Mass for attendees on Saturday in JOB’s house, then concelebrated Mass at St. Philip’s Church the next morning.
The Wife on the Bridge:
The Hodges, doing the real hard work of preparation.
Many, many thanks to the O’Brien and Johnson families who hosted, and to everyone who attended and made the gathering such a success.