A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their ...
Great God, who told us "Vengeance is mine," save us from ourselves,
Save us from the vengeance in our hearts and the acid in our souls.
Fredrick Zydek, U.S.Catholic
There are prayers that slip between our
sacred urges and go into the dark places
we dare not name. They are with us
even when we are not loo ...
A Mediation on the Presentation (Luke 2:22-40)
Keeping with tradition's law
the parents came to bless their child
when Simeon at death's door saw
salvation's hope - both harsh and mild.
Sheep have it,
Goats do not.
Oxen are in,
Hippos are out
Camels are a hit,
Pandas are a flop. ...
Each time a child is born...
we sense that life goes on.
All is not lost. There is a deep resilience within,
stronger than the grasp of deat ...
Shrouded in mists of time
she waits alone in the garden,
veiled, her name obscured,
the forsaken Rose.
lost counterpart of Logos, the Word, ...
Joan Chittister, New Designs: An Anthology of Spiritual Vision
"It is good to have an end to journey towards," Ursula Le Guin writes, "but it is the journey that matters in the end." The truth of that st ...
Nicholas Peters, Another Morn
(The following poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters had emigrated to Canada from Russ ...
Sr. Kimberly M. King, RSJC, NCR
Heaven gonna smell like sweet-olive, friend;
gonna have galleries for sitting, breezes for cooling,
singing to joy up the choir of souls