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

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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...]

Catholic Poetry: “Newman,” by George N. Shuster

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NEWMAN BY GEORGE N. SHUSTER Men found you subtle, master, blending skeins Of taut silk thinking with the golden weave Prayer finds in God. A stormy epoch’s eve Stirred your vast silence, till in flaming strains You spoke glory. Yet deeper radiance gains Who, listening close, can still the note perceive That fires your music’s [Read More...]

“A Catholic Dog,” from “The New York Times,” 1877

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A CATHOLIC DOG (The New York Times, May 7, 1877) The Middletown Press tells this story: “Mr. Herrick, the liveryman, has a dog which has the peculiarity of refusing to eat meat on Friday, although he seems glad enough to get it on other days. The attempt to get him to break the rule has [Read More...]


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