Happy Birthday, Flannery

Isn’t it interesting she was born on the feast of the Annunciation?

Also, for fellow-nerds, it’s the day the Ring was destroyed.

Amy Welborn is a great resource on Flannery, if you want to learn more, and I am sure you do.

I really resonate with what Welborn says here:

I’ve written quite a bit about Flannery over the years.  As far as I’m concerned she’s a saint and maybe even a doctor of the church, to really ramp up the hyperbole.  When I feel befuddled and know some clarity is in order, I head in one of two directions: Flannery and Ratzinger. Sometimes both.

Me too.

from my pilgrimage with a dear friend to Milledgeville, 2019