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Poems for All Saints Day!

November 1, 2014 — 2 Comments

 

Poems - St. Francis

I’ve been on a poetry kick recently, so I thought it would be fun to comb our archives for poems by and about saints…

Here are the poems that I found:

*** Also, Recommended Stories of the Saints

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Vachel Lindsay
(1879-1931)

Would I might wake St. Francis in you all,
Brother of birds and trees, God’s Troubadour,
Blinded with weeping for the sad and poor;
Our wealth undone, all strict Franciscan men,
Come, let us chant the canticle again
Of mother earth and the enduring sun.
God make each soul the lonely leper’s slave;
God make us saints, and brave.

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Would I might wake St. Francis in you all,
Brother of birds and trees, God’s Troubadour,
Blinded with weeping for the sad and poor;
Our wealth undone, all strict Franciscan men,
Come, let us chant the canticle again
Of mother earth and the enduring sun.
God make each soul the lonely leper’s slave;
God make us saints, and brave.”

– Vachel Lindsay, poet

 
TODAY is All Saints Day!
*** Recommended Reading
for All Saints Day


 
Poem of the Day:
“Christ Has No Body But Yours”
By St. Teresa of Avila
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski 

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The Wake Up Call – November 1, 2014

 

Tomorrow is All Saints Day, the day when the Church remembers the faithful ones who have gone before us.

To help you get acquainted with the saints, we recommend the following books.  We’ve tried to emphasize collections that feature the stories of a wide range of saints, as a reminder that we are all saints, and not just the super-heroes of faith (the Francises, the Mother Teresas, etc).

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Butler’s Lives of the Saints: Concise Edition, Revised and Updated

*** For a limited time, this paperback edition is available for $6.98

A decent FREE ebook edition of the original work is available from Project Gutenberg. Note that navigating this massive work on your e-reader might be a challenge…

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
1 November 2012

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

   

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Today is All Saints Day…

   

Here is a lovely poem for this day: Saints’ Logic by Linda Gregerson

   

Also in honor of All Saints Day,
Here are our recent playlists of books to read on St. Francis…
[ Version #1 -Chris Smith ]   [ Version #2 (Remixed) – Trevor Thompson ]

   

And speaking of playlists, ERB editor Chris Smith had
a reflection on the playlist as an everyday way of doing theology
published on the ThinkChristian website yesterday…

   

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.”
– William Styron, who died on this day in 2006.

   

Book News:

Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

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