Grace and Purification in Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation”

Every single one of Flannery O’Connor’s stories is about the transformative action of Grace in the soul – usually the soul of someone self-satisfied like Mrs. Turpin in “Revelation.”Continue readingGrace and Purification in Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation”

Flannery O’Connor and the Overwhelming Power of Grace

“Sometimes God gives you a sign, sometimes BILLBOARDS!” Flannery O’Connor’s over-the-top weird characters are just her way of trying to get your attention.Continue readingFlannery O’Connor and the Overwhelming Power of Grace

My Friend, Mary Flannery

I’ve always felt a kinship with Flannery O’Connor. I hope to meet her in heaven, but until then I’ll read what she wrote, and biographies that others have written about her.Continue readingMy Friend, Mary Flannery