Memorize This Sonnet

When you need strength in your daily spiritual warfare, remember this Spanish saint’s quiet and heroic life, and this beautiful sonnet about him…

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An Irish Poem for Our Times

It has been a while since we had any poetry around here. At the library last week, I found a book of Irish religious poetry, and on a whim took it home. Religious poetry is a somewhat rare sub-genre, I would think: that’s why I had to check out the book. One of the poems…

Poetic Meditation on The B.V.M.

 (Refuge of Sinners Madonna, Luigi Crosio) For your prayer and meditation on Saturday, Our Lady’s own special day of the week, I can think of no better poem to read and ponder in your heart than The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe by Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins. Isn’t that the most startling title? The poet loved…