Rev. Peter Folan, S.J.
Playing golf; rooting for the New York Mets; enjoying Carvel ice cream (ideally in a cone or cup…less ideally in a sheet cake); knowing trivial information about regional cuisine.
Born during the 34-day papacy of John Paul I; resided, at different points, in three of the nation’s four Commonwealths
Louis-Marie Chauvet, Symbol and Sacrament;
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov;
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair;
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead and Home and Lila;
any poetry collection from Billy Collins, Marie Howe, Denise Levertov, or R.S. Thomas
My most recent #1 comes from the German theologian Jürgen Moltmann, who wrote, “Temptation lies not in wanting to be God, but in not wanting to be what God requires of us.”