Mary Kenagy Mitchell, Interview #70

Name: Mary Kenagy Mitchell

Where you live: Seattle, Washington

What you do as a vocation or avocation? I’m the managing editor if Image (, a journal of art and faith.

Your two favorite books: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. And Great Expectations. And anything by Alice Munro.

Your two favorite songs: “Tower of Song” by Leonard Cohen and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Why you are interested in spirituality? I don’t think I could survive without God extending grace to me everyday.
Your favorite quote: “How wrong Emily Dickinson was! Hope is not ‘the thing with feathers.’ The thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to see a specialist in Zurich.” –Woody Allen
Your favorite web sites:

Your hero? Marilynne Robinson

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Patience and humility

A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?” At mass, anywhere in the world, in the grandest cathedral or dumpiest suburban church: that’s what I love about mass, that it can be anywhere.

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