catapult magazine

catapult magazine
From Dust, To Dust

vol. 10, num. 5 :: 2011.03.11 — 2011.03.24

Lent is a time of remembering, among other things, how short and insignificant our lives are.  Some of us need frequent reminders that put us in our places, while others seem to live in the darkness of Lent all year round, constantly aware of their own flaws.  What’s good (or not) about self-esteem?     



The shores of Lent

A reflection on the time when death washes up on the liturgical year.


The weight of dust

A reflection on the significance of the human body. 


The vioLENT bear it away

A call to the dark disciplines of Lent and reading Flannery O'Connor.

Leading with humble hands

Excavating the meaning and practices of humility.


In case you missed it the first time

The healing power of touch

A muscle therapist learns the power of physical touch?or not touching?in the struggle between life and death.

From the ashes

At opposite ends of the Lenten journey are two paradoxical reminders.

Weaving the web

A vegan fast

Nathan Schneider writes about the results of his Lenten experiment.


Re-membering the body

Arika Theule-Van Dam on the physical lessons of birth.


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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