St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Poem by Father William Hart McNichols, S.J., 1989


Aloysius, You have drawn me to you, gentle teacher, loving guide. I am filled with gratitude to you… l love you. Just to see you, to sit with your image, is to see all the simplicity, the trust, and the innocence of the children of the kingdom. Aloysius, Let me serve, let me love as [Read More...]

Catholic Poetry: “Our Lady of the May” by J. Corson Miller

Our Lady

Our Lady of the May By J. Corson Miller   Hail, thou thrice-glorious Queen of the slumbering night! All hail, immortal Queen of radiant day! Sweet Mistress of the May— Through thee, through thee The Son of God assumed the mystery Of flaming Savior for this fallen world, And death was hurled Into the pit [Read More...]

A Poem in Honor of the Feast of St. Philip Neri (1515-1595)


ST. PHILIP IN HIS GOD Philip, on thee the glowing ray Of heaven came down upon thy prayer, To melt thy heart, and burn away All that of earthly dross was there. Thy soul became as purest glass, Through which the Brightness Incarnate In undimm’d majesty might pass, Transparent and illuminate. And so, on Philip [Read More...]