Author Archives: Marina McCoy

About Marina McCoy

I am a married mom, philosophy professor, writer, and prison volunteer, with interests in Ignatian spirituality and Plato. For relaxation, I enjoy nature walks and hikes, movies, Red Sox baseball, gardening, playing cards (especially bridge), reading, running, and travel.

Grief in the Easter Season

A post, written about a week after my stepfather’s passing, and published today on Loyola Press’s blog site:

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Easter season

I am taking a break from blog posts for a while as I grieve the unexpected passing of my father (stepdad) on April 21st. I am finding it helpful to scale back on my commitments at the moment. Thanks for your understanding. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Mary at the Tomb

My latest post at Loyola Press’s web site:

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Resurrection Fra Angelico

Image: Fra Angelico’s Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb   In this fresco of the Resurrection by Fra Angelico, one senses both wisdom and playfulness. The women have been mourning at the tomb. Their countenances reveal that they have … Continue reading

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Christ in Limbo

Christ in Limbo. Fresco by Fra Angelico On Holy Saturday, the world between the Crucifixion and death of Christ and the Resurrection is quiet. It’s an in between, a liminal space, that is hard for us to make sense of. … Continue reading

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Crucifixion Cornelis Engebrechtsz Photo from wikimedia commons 

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Foot washing and vulnerability

A lot happens at the Last Supper, especially if one puts together the various Gospel accounts, which emphasize different aspects. Luke, for example, focuses on the Passover meal in keeping with a theme of banquets and eating together that carries … Continue reading

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