Natasha Zinos

Catholicism 101 Writer

Thu

26

Oct

2017

A Roomier Rumi Night

 

by Natasha Zinos

 

I knew very little about Jalaloddin Rumi before “Rumi Night on the Heights,” although I was aware of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Rumi (impressive for someone so far removed from popular culture). So in imitation of any self-respecting academic, I decided to educate myself on the poet to better appreciate him at Rumi night: I listened to a podcast on Rumi and Sufism. That may have given me a little context to understand the poetry in, but I was still unprepared to encounter Rumi in such raw loveliness of his lyrical poetry.

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Tue

26

Sep

2017

Communion and Reunion

by Natasha Zinos

 

It might finally be fall, but it is not Halloween yet—or All Soul’s Day for that matter. As it turns out, the Church has not reserved prayers for the dead only to the spooky times of the year. If you are going to understand why we pray for the dead, you will have to understand why we pray at all. Thankfully prayer is not the sort of thing you have to fully comprehend before starting to pray, so let us outline a basic understanding of why prayer matters.

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