Monthly Archives: August 2015

I Missed the Liturgy Today

I did not go to the Liturgy today and I felt bad for it. There was a certain emptiness within me, which made it quite easy to feel some frustration and blame my external circumstances for my absence. But then … Continue reading

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Discussions with Ana Blandiana and Romulus Rusan

Today, I am hosting again the blogs of my students after our visit in Romania. This time, you have their stories after Mrs. Ana Blandiana and Mr. Romulus Rusan talked to us at the Permanent Exposition of the Memorial to … Continue reading

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A Plea to Heal Jilava in My Body

I have read and I have spoken about Jilava, one of the most horrendous communist political prisons in Romania, with the occasion of a class on suffering and forgiveness that I teach; however, I knew nothing about it before my … Continue reading

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Communist Persecution And The Use of Prisons For Torture

This article is written by Alexandria Ervin, one of my students who visited Romania this summer  for a travel course on Suffering and Forgiveness in the context of communist persecution. One often hears the question whether it is important to … Continue reading

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A visit to Fort 13 Jilava and Pitesti Prisons

I am hosting today the blogs of my students after our visit to Fort 13 Jilava and Pitesti, two of the most horrendous communist political prisons in Romania. Their blog for the entire trip can be found on this page: http://www.methodistcol.edu/blogs.aspx. I am … Continue reading

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