THE DIVINE COMEDY’S INFERNO Canto I While I was rushing downward to the lowland, Before mine eyes did one present himself, Who seemed from long-continued silence hoarse. When I beheld him in the desert vast, “Have pity on me,” unto him I cried, “Whiche’er thou art, or shade or real man!” He answered me: “Not […]
FOUR QUARTETS Little Gidding T.S. Eliot Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning, Every poem is an epitaph – epitaph, as on a gravestone. Any action is a step to the block, to the fire, down the sea’s throat Or to an illegible stone: and that is where we start. Matthew […]
THE CONVERT G.K. Chesterton After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright And I came out where the old road shone white, I walked the ways, and heard what all men said… They rattle reason out through many a sieve That stores the sand and lets […]
So here’s the deal and this is what you get: The penthouse suite with world-commanding views, The banker’s bonus and the private jet, Control and ownership of all the news, An ‘in’ to that exclusive one per cent, Who know the score, who really run the show, With interest on every penny lent And sweeteners […]
The 8th of May is the feast day of Julian of Norwich.
“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” Prayer is communication with God, but what does that mean? Prayer emphasizes God’s mystery, inscrutability, and immanence—God is closer than our very breath. We get to know […]
God can be loved, but not thought.