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Feb
4

The seventeen days

The seventeen days Pre-Lent rolled in early this year. Septuagesima already past, at the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Sexagesima as well, with Quinquagesima looming
Jan
14

The pop art of Sr. Mary Corita Kent

"Mary Mother is the juiciest tomato of them all." Sr. Mary Corita moved in some of the same circles as Andy Warhol, but subverted pop images to make provocative Catholic statements.
Jan
13

Perennial problem

Perennial problem Unsightly reaction incited: my perennial problem.
Jan
11

Terror unleashed

Terror unleashed Outwitted, outmanoeuvred, Herod unleashes terror.
Jan
10

We refugees

We refugees By the first dream, I was assured.
Jan
9

On the Magi: Offerings presented

On the Magi: Offerings presented Away from home, Mission accomplished: It is finished.
Jan
8

On the Magi: Feigning faith

On the Magi: Feigning faith Herod the King, "racially Arab, religiously Jewish, culturally Greek, politically Roman."
Jan
7

On the Magi: Through centuries

On the Magi: Through centuries From the beginning, Magi pondered and travelled; offered and worshipped.
Jan
6

On the Magi: Farcical journey

On the Magi: Farcical journey Persians not Arabs, Farsi not Arabic, Magi not Kings: worship not rule.
Oct
30

Czeslaw Milosz: horrors, history, poetry

Czeslaw Milosz: horrors, history, poetry Reading about poetry can never be a substitute for the experience itself! If not Milosz, someone else; but you will be hard pressed to discover a surer guide to the human experience or a more gifted voice to interpret it.
Dec
15

Advent Calendar: on a poem by Rowan Williams

Advent Calendar: on a poem by Rowan Williams Lord Williams of Oystermouth is inter alia an impressive poet and translator of poetry, and each Advent, I’ve found myself returning to one of Williams’s poems: “Advent Calendar.”
Jun
18

Likeness litany: facing the Image

Formed in the image and likeness of God, / We rejoice; / Fired by violence and facing away, / We recoil; / Defaced, despairing, curved in on ourselves, / We cry; / Remaking, repairing, curved into the world, / You come, the Image of God.
Jun
11

Trinity litany: mission in communion

In the beginning, mission in communion: / The Father sent the Son and the Spirit.
Jun
4

Pentecost litany

The Church and the Nations

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