What is life? … The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

The Periodic Table (1975) by Primo Levi (1919-1987) is a collection of essays loosely tied together by the elements making up the periodic table of elements created by Dimitri Mendeleev in 1869. Of course, Levi does not use all the elements; there are 116 of them. He picks out ones that have some sort of… Continue reading What is life? … The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)

In the second half of Simone Weil's, Waiting for God, there are several extensive essays on the love of God. While the first essay on school studies might seem out of place; it is in keeping with her main focus, but approached from the point of view of our love for God, rather than God's… Continue reading Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)

Part I: The Way of Simone Weil: _Waiting For God_(The Letters)

This Easter I was praying at home -- typically I would be traveling back and forth to church during the Triduum, starting with the foot washing on Holy Thursday and ending with the Saturday vigil. I would be singing, sitting still, looking around to see who I knew and trying to maintain a sense of… Continue reading Part I: The Way of Simone Weil: _Waiting For God_(The Letters)