Saving Women

Miss Havisham—Satis House, England, 1860.

Satis House. Enough House.The name is ironic, given the place’s sad falling off. The garden reeks of ruined cabbage. Melon and cucumber frames lie strewn among dusty hats, boots, and broken bottles, while a grapevine tangles with weeds, one of which looks like a battered saucepan. Making an effort to rise above the wreckage, a single box tree has turned the color of burnt pudding. Grass grows in every crack of the...

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Joan Sauro, CSJ, is the author of Does God Ever Sleep? (Skylight Paths). Her story “Battlegrounds” was included in The Best Catholic Writing 2007 (Loyola Press).

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