catapult magazine

catapult magazine
On Retreat

vol. 9, num. 15 :: 2010.07.23 — 2010.09.09

Many folks will take at least one vacation over the summer, but vacation can be quite different from retreat. Some people rarely or never feel inclined to go on retreat, while others can’t imagine going without them on a regular basis. On the who, what, where, when, why and how of stepping away.



To retreat, perchance to dream

On a time away that was abundantly productive -- in many senses of the word.


Coming to a complete stop

Can a rule of life turn a Martha into a Mary?


From “doing” to “communing”

Recovering the practice of retreat in our lives and in our worship.


A palace in time

A review of
The Sabbath World:
Glimpses of a Different Order of Time by Judith Shulevitz.


In case you missed it the first time

Retreating into the Fray

The "how" and "why" of taking a spiritual retreat.

Eight days of silence

An account of a sabbatical retreat and an invitation to a firsthand experience.

Land of abundance

Three Rivers, Michigan promises destinations for many kinds of pilgrims, including the reluctant ones.

Weaving the web

The Silence

A short story by T.C. Boyle about a desert retreat, small miracles and tragedy.



Stories about vacations gone awry -- or perhaps vacations that never should have happened.


Pages Can Breathe

Russ Masterson on an insight gleaned through listening.




The curtain is torn, the closet is open

An interview with playwright and director Richard Peters on his latest work, David and Jonathan.

daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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