In these two hymn, readers will meet a poet who, though he may not be exactly easy, presents images of beauty and, in his own words, “terror” that are the very stuff of the Christian walk that Eliot himself began in 1927.Read More
Here is my one-hour interview with poet, critic, essayist, Dana Gioia on “Church and...Read More
This is poetry that leads us to reflect on the light and the darkness within the soul of man and leaves us looking at life and the creation of the God who loves mankind with wonder and awe.Read More
The limit of our liberty To shape ourselves the way we choose Is much like weather’s destiny, Imposed with scarce a thing to lose.
Though old and gray, I am embraced By nature, like a vibrant vine. That’s why my background may be faced, Fermented like an aged wine.
In “The Harlot,” he seeks “to search the mind of the wise woman” whose act of compunction scandalizes Simon the Pharisee but is seen by Our Lord as the expression of one “who loves me much.”Read More
Just as we see Paradise and Adam and Eve in new light through St. Ephrem’s poetry, a light greater I believe than that found in the seventeenth century poet John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”Read More
In his book Gregory of Nazianzus, Brian Daley notes that Gregory was one of the first Christian public intellectuals and that he has been regarded since his time as one of the masters of classical literature. A rediscovery of the work of St. Gregory by Catholics and Christians, therefore, can help to break through the wall of secular misinformation.Read More