Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Thursday, October 19, 2006

What I am reading

The Morning Watch by James Agee, published 1950

This book was lent to me in Lent by a parishioner, and it is about a boy taking a shift in the Garden Watch on Maundy Thursday/Good Friday while away at Anglican prep boarding school in Tennessse. I started it in March/April and put it down and picked it up again this week and am enjoying it very much.

My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J., published 2006

James Martin is an editor of America Magazine, a weekly Jesuit publication. This book chronicles how different saints have influenced his vocation, with a short biography of each. Fr. Martin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania the year I arrived there, and he throws in little stories from Penn that ring familiar to me.