A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints

A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints

A beautiful sonnet has been attributed to many saints such as St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila: “I am not moved to love you, Lord, By promises of paradise; Nor does the hell that terrifies Move me to want to sin no more. You are the one that moves me, Lord, When to your cross I turn my eyes To see your wounds, hear insults, lies; I’m grieved to know you’re dying, Lord. Your love moves me in such a way That without heaven I’d love you still, And without hell, I’d fear to stray. I need no goads or giveaway; For even if my hopes were nil, I’d love you as I do today.”

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God and the Gym (Part 4): No Pain, No Gain

Today we present the final installment of our God and the Gym series, a poetic reflection on rigorous fitness, physical suffering, Catholic spirituality, and the redemption of the Cross of Jesus Christ. God and the Gym: No Pain, No Gain Read parts 1 -3 of this series: God and the Gym (Part 1): The Rules […]

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These Pieces of Poetry Not Only Speak to the Heart, but Speak to the Lord

When a writer pens poetry he or she uses a linguistic paintbrush to form in the mind of the reader a place full of emotion that no other writing style can express. Human experiences are so deep and so powerful that our language does them no justice. What seems like nonsensical combinations of words, when […]

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3 Poems to Reflect on as Ireland Votes on Its Abortion Laws

As many of us already know, Ireland votes today to decide whether to keep its relatively strict abortion laws- which currently make it very difficult to have an abortion –  to change them in favor of abortion on demand. There are so many well-documented reasons why abortion is wrong, why it does not help women, […]

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Mary, Send A New Spring | A Poem For Mary

May Is For Mary Every tree, every flower is a poem for thee, Every landscape is richer when thy shrines grace it; Dost thou watch the lamps that burn at thy grottoes? Dost thou hark to the chorus that swells through the ages? Dost thou hear the canticles that rise from thy children, Virgin of […]

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The Bold, Childlike Preaching Of St. Francis Of Assisi

Sometimes he preached hard like a boxer’s jaw.  But sometimes he preached soft as the underside of a kitten’s paw.  And sometimes he preached so joyful it shone through the sweetness of his smile.  But sometimes he preached so soulful it stung through the salt of his tears.  But hard or soft, joyful or soulful,  St. Francis […]

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Catholic Poets You Should Know About

Catholic Poets You Should Know About   More Catholic Poets Related content: Mary, Send A New Spring | A Poem For Mary A Christmas Carol by St. Alphonsus Liguori Classic Movie Recommendation: “Dead Poets Society” (1989) God and the Gym (Part 4): No Pain, No Gain An Act Of Consecration To The Holy Family The […]

Building the Church: One Man’s Incredible Story Teaches Us What We All Must Do

I was once walking around the outside of an incredibly beautiful cathedral; I walked around it twice just gazing in marvel upon the architecture, and trying to work out, or glimpse an understanding of what must have gone through the architect’s mind as he designed and built such an incredible structure. And to be honest […]

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Veni Sancte Spiritus: Summon The Holy Spirit With The Ancient “Golden Sequence” Prayer

Known and beloved as the “Golden Sequence,” the Veni Sancte Spiritus is a beautiful, powerful prayer to the Holy Spirit that dates back to the thirteenth century. It is attributed to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Stephen Langton. In 1570, this “sequence” (still prayed and chanted after the first reading Epistle and the Alleluia and […]

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A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints

A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints

A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints A beautiful sonnet has been attributed to many saints such as St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila: “I am not moved to love you, Lord, By promises of paradise; Nor does the hell that terrifies Move me to want to sin no more. You […]

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Love Bade Me Welcome | Catholic Poem

 Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back. Related content: Too Late Did I Love You! (St. Augustine) Mary, Send A New Spring | A Poem For Mary “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves…” Name A Catholic Church Song With The Word Love In It […]

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