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  • Aquila
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    Originally posted by SaintJude7 View Post
    Not only was Tolkien a Catholic, he was a traditional Catholic. When the Mass was changed to English, he refused to go along with it. He continued to speak all the replies in Latin. Loudly. My sons love him even more for that.

    Blessings,
    Jude

    DD 20, DS 17, DS 14, DS 12, DD 10, DS 7, DD 5
    This has put an interesting, if not amusing, image in my head. Thank you again.

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  • SaintJude7
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    Not only was Tolkien a Catholic, he was a traditional Catholic. When the Mass was changed to English, he refused to go along with it. He continued to speak all the replies in Latin. Loudly. My sons love him even more for that.

    Blessings,
    Jude

    DD 20, DS 17, DS 14, DS 12, DD 10, DS 7, DD 5

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  • Aquila
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    That is a great help. Please thank your sons fro the suggestions. Hopefully my library has the books.

    I didn't realize that Tolkien was Catholic. Very interesting indeed!

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  • SaintJude7
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    I couldn't think of anything for Montgomery, Speare, or Coolidge, but I asked my sons (huge Tolkien readers) about Tolkien. They thought you and your children would like the book, "Mythmaker," which is actually written for young adult level. For adult level, try "Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life" by Joseph Pearce. And, if you happen to be Catholic, Pearce has also written "Frodo's Journey: Discover the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings," as well as "Bilbo's Journey: Discover the Hidden Meaning of the Hobbit." If you want to go deeper, consider "Tolkien: A Celebration," edited by Pearce. (Wow, Pearce is a very prolific author. He also has a great biography on Belloc.) And, lastly, "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien."
    But I'm sure others will have recommendations as well.

    Editing to include this quote from Tolkien in a letter to Robert Murray: "The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like "religion", to cults or practices, in the Imaginary world. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism."

    Blessings,
    Jude

    DD 20, DS 17, DS 14, DS 12, DD 10, DS 7, DD 5
    Last edited by SaintJude7; 05-30-2017, 04:55 PM.

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    Summer school for mom

    I am looking ahead to next year and I was wondering if anyone had one or two suggestions of non-fiction books about the authors I am studying with my oldest. I would like to understand these authors better. I think it would give my teaching more depth and it would keep my reading a little more directed during the lazy days of summer. We are doing the 6A literature studies next year so, Tolkien (maybe something on the Inklings), Montgommery (you would think that being canadian I would know this, but honestly we never studied her in school), Speare ( I doubt there would by anything about her), and Coolidge.
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