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Kathleen Norris, Poor Dear Margaret Kirby

For Reading Out Loud

In “Poor Dear Margaret Kirby,” the significance of a devastating loss is realized only much later. A wise, insightful story by Kathleen Norris (1880-1966).

31mins

8 Aug 2021

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Conversation with author Kathleen Norris

Failing Boldly

One of the benefits of doing a podcast is it gives me the opportunity to reach out to people whose work I’ve long admired and see if there’s any chance they’d like to talk to me. It’s always a joyful surprise when many of them say yes. That was the case when I heard from Kathleen Norris and when she agreed to this conversation. I was greatly formed in my early days of ministry by her books, “The Cloister Walk” and “Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith,” and she’s written numerous other poems and books, as well, including “Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer’s Life,” which we talk about in this episode. Kathleen recently wrote an article in The Christian Century entitled "We have to be willing to begin again: This is true of failures in writing, in faith, in life itself.” She writes about failure in this article and that, of course, inspired me to reach out. You can learn more about Kathleen on her Facebook page and subscribe to her e-newsletter at Soul Telegram. To learn more about my ministry and back episodes of this podcast, you can go to my web site. Thanks again for listening.

38mins

6 Aug 2021

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Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby by Kathleen Norris

LitReading - Classic Short Stories

Happiness has always been elusive, usually found in unexpected places and, often, in the wake of the worst life eventsIn this heart-warming story, an affluent couple discovers what is truly important in life in the wake of both a fiscal and physical tragedy.Kathleen Norris was, for a time, the highest paid female writer in early 20th-century America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

28 Feb 2021

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"Reading Hope in Trying Times" with Kathleen Norris

Writing for Your Life podcast

Kathleen shares her thoughts on the cornonavirus crisis and discusses her ways of dealing with adversity.

32mins

15 Aug 2020

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THE RAINBOW'S END by KATHLEEN NORRIS

1001 Greatest Love Stories

A young actress, convalescing at the beach in the company of her doctor and his wife, is hounded by a young girl who idolizes her. An unusual series of events occur which reveal that they have more in common than they knew.NEW Enjoy THE 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-history-challenge/id1482436263NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Android devices here: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=479022&refid=stpr. Get all of our shows at one website: www.1001storiespodcast.comHERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.comor HERE: at Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj25fwupwrdcxqor HERE at Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-history-challenge/id1482436263CALLING ALL FANS.. REVIEWS NEEDED FOR NEW SHOWS! REVIEWS NEEDED FOR NEW SHOWS!A SECOND NEW SHOW AT 1001- 1001 HISTORY'S BEST STORYTELLERS- OUR INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF TODAY'S BEST HISTORY AUTHORS ...LINKS BELOW... all shows available at www.1001storiespodcast.comThe Apple Podcast Link for 1001 History's Best Storytellers: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026The Stitcher.com link for 1001 History's Best Storytellers is:: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=474955&refid=stpr. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated).YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW...Open these links to enjoy our shows!APPLE USERSCatch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2 Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at iTunes/apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at iTunes/Apple Podcast now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

24 May 2020

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Kathleen Norris: Silence, Acedia, and Pandemic (Part Two)

Encountering Silence

This week's episode — our 100th overall, not counting our "pilot episode" — features the conclusion of Kathleen Norris's second conversation with Encountering Silence.Kathleen Norris is the award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk, Acedia and Me, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Amazing Grace and The Virgin of Bennington. She’s also published seven books of poetry, her first being the 1971 Big Table Younger Poets award-winning  Falling Off.I provide myself with enough chocolate to keep going. — Kathleen NorrisKathleen’s work explores the spiritual life with an intimate and historical perspective. Cassiday notes, "Her book Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life accompanied me in the most beautiful ways a book ever has and truly changed my life—and it remains among my top 3 favorite books alongside Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver. I wept through the book feeling more understood and clear-headed about my own spiritual journey than ever before."This is part two of a two-part episode. Click here to listen to part one.I'll never forget, I was talking to an Episcopal nun; when I told her I was writing a book about acedia, she said, 'Well you know, you've taken on the devil himself.' And now that I've finished that book, I know exactly what she meant. She was absolutely right about that. The crazy thing is that her comment didn't stop me, I just kept going with it. — Kathleen NorrisAmid the pandemic Kathleen shared some recent work on the National Catholic Reporter, offering tips for coping with acedia amid this time of slowing down and staying in. She writes, "I recognize acedia when it does turn up. Being forced to stay still is a breeding ground….It's the feeling of being totally bored and totally restless. It's a horrible combination… It isn't just depression. It isn't just boredom. It's a lot of things."Widowed in 2003, Kathleen is no stranger to living alone. She now divides her time between South Dakota and Honolulu, Hawaii.In our previous conversation with Kathleen in 2018, she had this to say:Silence sometimes shows you what you’re really suffering from… just to sit there and let the silence sink in, and often that’s when you discover what it is you’re really worried about, what you’re really suffering from, what your real concerns are, because when you’re busy in the world either with activity or a lot of verbal stuff going on, you’re ignoring some of those deeper things, and sitting in silence for a while, it will start to surface.Some of the resources and authors mentioned in this episode: Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me Audiobook Kathleen Norris, The Virgin of Bennington Kathleen Norris, Falling Off Kathleen Norris, Journey (includes the poem "The Presbyterian Women Serve Coffee at the Home") Patrick Shen, In Pursuit of SilenceEpisode 100: Silence, Acedia and Pandemic: A Conversation with Kathleen Norris (Part Two)Hosted by: Cassidy HallWith: Kevin Johnson, Carl McColmanGuest: Kathleen NorrisDate Recorded: April 27, 2020

29mins

21 May 2020

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Kathleen Norris: Silence, Acedia, and Pandemic (Part One)

Encountering Silence

Our returning guest Kathleen Norris is the award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk, Acedia and Me, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Amazing Grace, and The Virgin of Bennington. She’s also published seven books of poetry, her first being the 1971 Big Table Younger Poets award-winning Falling Off.Kathleen’s work explores the spiritual life with an intimate and historical perspective. Cassidy notes, "Her book Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life accompanied me in the most beautiful ways a book ever has and truly changed my life—and it remains among my top 3 favorite books alongside Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver. I wept through the book feeling more understood and clear-headed about my own spiritual journey than ever before."This is part one of a two-part interview. Click here to listen to part two.Amid the pandemic Kathleen shared some recent work on the National Catholic Reporter, offering tips for coping with acedia amid this time of slowing down and staying in. She writes, "I recognize acedia when it does turn up. Being forced to stay still is a breeding ground….It's the feeling of being totally bored and totally restless. It's a horrible combination… It isn't just depression. It isn't just boredom. It's a lot of things."Acedia is a bad thought, it's a passion that is opportunistic, just like this virus. It will strike just when we're at a low point, our immune system is down, because we're feeling anxious and tired and restless and bored and sad about how things used to be — and all of those things are classic signs of acedia. — Kathleen NorrisWidowed in 2003, Kathleen is no stranger to living alone. She now divides her time between South Dakota and Honolulu, Hawaii.Silence sometimes shows you what you’re really suffering from… just to sit there and let the silence sink in, and often that’s when you discover what it is you’re really worried about, what you’re really suffering from, what your real concerns are, because when you’re busy in the world either with activity or a lot of verbal stuff going on, you’re ignoring some of those deeper things, and sitting in silence for a while, it will start to surface. — Kathleen NorrisSome of the resources and authors mentioned in this episode: Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me Audiobook Kathleen Norris, The Virgin of Bennington Kathleen Norris, Falling Off Saint Benedict, The Rule of Saint Benedict William Shakespeare, Collected Works Isaac Newton, The Principia The Desert Mothers and Fathers, Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Dante, The Divine Comedy Ignatius of Loyola, Personal Writings Thomas Aquinas, Selected Writings Evagrius Ponticus, The Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer Alexis Trader, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds Gregory the Great, Pastoral Care Saint Ambrose, On Virginity Gail Fitzpatrick, OCSO, Seasons of Grace: Wisdom from the CloisterThe opposite of acedia is love. So that if you can work your way through acedia, stagger through all of those bad thoughts that are telling you that nothing matters, and reconnect with other people, realizing who you love and doing what love requires ... that is one way we can fight our way through acedia. — Kathleen NorrisEpisode 99: Silence, Acedia and Pandemic: A Conversation with Kathleen Norris (Part One)Hosted by: Cassidy HallWith: Kevin Johnson, Carl McColmanGuest: Kathleen NorrisDate Recorded: April 27, 2020Featured photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash.

35mins

11 May 2020

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POOR DEAR MARGARET KIRBY by KATHLEEN NORRIS

1001 Greatest Love Stories

A wealthy young San Francisco married couple whose lives seem to be growing apart suddenly experience a financial calamity and things turn from bad to worse.. This is a powerful story of the strength of the human spirit and the ability that some people have to change their lives for the better after being faced with the worst..Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)- we recommend it.NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Android devices here: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=479022&refid=stpr. Get all of our shows at one website: www.1001storiespodcast.comHERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.comor HERE: at Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj25fwupwrdcxqor HERE at Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-history-challenge/id1482436263CALLING ALL FANS.. REVIEWS NEEDED FOR NEW SHOWS! REVIEWS NEEDED FOR NEW SHOWS!A SECOND NEW SHOW AT 1001- 1001 HISTORY'S BEST STORYTELLERS- OUR INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF TODAY'S BEST HISTORY AUTHORS ...LINKS BELOW... all shows available at www.1001storiespodcast.comThe Apple Podcast Link for 1001 History's Best Storytellers: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026The Stitcher.com link for 1001 History's Best Storytellers is:: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=474955&refid=stpr. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated).YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW...Open these links to enjoy our shows!APPLE USERSCatch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2 Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at iTunes/apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at iTunes/Apple Podcast now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Player.fm FREE: https://player.fm/series/1001-radio-days1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Classic-Short-Stories-%26-Tales-id1323543?country=us1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Heroes%2C-Legends%2C-Histories-%26-Mysteries-Podcast-id1323418?country=us1001 Stories for the Road:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Stories-For-The-Road-id1324757?country=usCatch ALL of our shows at one place by going to www.1001storiesnetwork.com- our home website with Megaphon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

2 Mar 2020

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Poor Dear Margaret Kirby by Kathleen Norris [22 minutes]

Read Me A Bedtime Story

A sweet tale of love lost, love found and the beauty of the simple things. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email Gillian at bedtimestorypod@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bedtime-story/support

21mins

28 Oct 2019

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Kathleen Norris, Part Two: Silence, Poetry, and Acedia (Episode 36)

Encountering Silence

In this episode we conclude our interview with poet and essayist Kathleen Norris. In part one of the interview, Kathleen and Cassidy explored topics such as poetry, creativity, silence (of course) and acedia — a spiritual malady that she wrote about movingly in her memoir Acedia and Me. This is part two of a two part interview. Click here to listen to part one.Katherine Norris on Skype with Kevin Johnson and Carl McColman.This week the conversation continues with reflection on the value of monastic spirituality, the question of whether religion can be a force for good in today's world, how even monks can experience an overload of regulation, how toxic silence and self-censorship is a problem particularly for many women, and how a good writer moves beyond simple expression to caring for the reader.Structuring a life around writing is as crazy as structuring a life around prayer. — Kathleen NorrisBy drawing connections between poetry and prayer, or between liturgy and poetry, Kathleen Norris explores how a contemplative heart beats at the center of creativity as well as spirituality. She goes on to discuss the difficulties inherent in recording an audiobook, gives some pointers about reading her work, and offers a few thoughts on the challenge of using poetry while preaching.At the end of the interview Carl and Kevin join Cassidy and Kathleen (via Skype), to ask a few final questions. She offers a particularly spiritual perspective on who her "silence heroes" are, and reflects on how one of the most important qualities for her as writer has been simple candor.Liturgy itself is a poem — the daily liturgy of the monastery plus the eucharist, the mass, it really functions like a poem during the day — you know you're going to be entering this realm again of the mystery and the poetry and all of that, and then you're going to go and do your chores and do whatever else you're doing, but there is a certain poetic quality to it, that is really refreshing, and I think that's one of the big appeals to me — it was the poetry that drew me in. — Kathleen NorrisKatherine Norris and Cassidy HallSome of the resources and authors mentioned in this episode: Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me Audiobook Kathleen Norris, The Virgin of Bennington Kathleen Norris, Falling Off (includes "Prayer to Eve") Tillie Olson, Silences Tillie Olson, Tell Me a Riddle and Other Stories John Sayles (dir.), Brother From Another Planet John Berryman, The Dream Songs Thomas Merton, Audio recordings on various topics Denise Levertov, The Stream and the Sapphire Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost Jane Flanders, Timepiece(includes "Planting Onions") Rumi, The Essential Rumi Emily Dickinson, LettersEpisode 36: Silence, Poetry and Acedia: A Conversation with Kathleen Norris (Part Two)Hosted by: Cassidy HallWith: Kevin Johnson, Carl McColmanGuest: Kathleen NorrisDate Recorded: September 17, 2018

33mins

15 Oct 2018

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