WEFOUNDThe Capture of a Slaver: Classic Literature


Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Capture Of A Slaver." The New York Public Library Digital Collections . 1857. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40c0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Capture Of A Slaver." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 30, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40c0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Capture Of A Slaver." The New York Public Library Digital Collections . 1857. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40c0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Capture Of A Slaver." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 30, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40c0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Understanding our story is a critical aspect of the life of every Christian. We all have a story, a narrative of how God brought us to birth and has interacted with us. It is filled with successes and struggles, virtues and vices. Knowing that story is crucial to testifying and being a witness to others of God’s grace, mercy, and truth. On a collective level, Israel, the Church and nations have stories of how God has interacted with and led them. Just as with those of individuals, the histories of these collectives are also marked with both wondrous and horrifying moments.

In the United States, we are currently locked in a great battle over our history: what to remember, how to remember it, and how to interpret it. The battle has been going on for quite some time regarding what is taught in our schools, but recently statues and monuments have become the focus.

As a Catholic priest trying to stay within my bounds, I will try to steer clear of making merely political observations. Instead, I would like to reflect on “remembering” in the context of faith. Remembering, of course, is not simply retrieving stored facts from our mind. For a Christian, it also involves interpreting and understanding memories in the light of God’s revealed truth; it is the same with our national memories.

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Capture Of A Slaver." The New York Public Library Digital Collections . 1857. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40c0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Capture Of A Slaver." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 30, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40c0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

NYPL is always looking for ways to promote how researchers, writers, artists, and patrons are using the libary's materials. We'd love to hear what you're working on!

Understanding our story is a critical aspect of the life of every Christian. We all have a story, a narrative of how God brought us to birth and has interacted with us. It is filled with successes and struggles, virtues and vices. Knowing that story is crucial to testifying and being a witness to others of God’s grace, mercy, and truth. On a collective level, Israel, the Church and nations have stories of how God has interacted with and led them. Just as with those of individuals, the histories of these collectives are also marked with both wondrous and horrifying moments.

In the United States, we are currently locked in a great battle over our history: what to remember, how to remember it, and how to interpret it. The battle has been going on for quite some time regarding what is taught in our schools, but recently statues and monuments have become the focus.

As a Catholic priest trying to stay within my bounds, I will try to steer clear of making merely political observations. Instead, I would like to reflect on “remembering” in the context of faith. Remembering, of course, is not simply retrieving stored facts from our mind. For a Christian, it also involves interpreting and understanding memories in the light of God’s revealed truth; it is the same with our national memories.

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