Catholic Poetry


THE TRANSFIGURATION And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus (St. Matt. xvii 8) No one but Jesus but our blest Redeemer, No one but Jesus our most blessed Lord, No one but Jesus Christ the Son of justice, Jesus the Son of God the Christ the Word. Oh what was [Read More...]

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680)


Catherine Tekakwitha By Eliza Allen Starr The sweet-briar rose of summer glades We lay upon another shrine;* The lily of the Mohawk woods, O dusky maiden! shall be thine. One pendent flower, upon a stem With leaves enfolded, pearly white; Itself, its eaves, its very stalk Like frost-work set in summer light. Though swaying to [Read More...]

Catholic Poetry


ON A PORTRAIT OF ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA By D.J. Mackin, Ph.D. “Quid hac ad aeternitatem?” Thou wast not born for earth, Unblemished lamb! Thy tender heart from birth Taught from its blessed dam To bleat for love of Him, Chief Shepherd of the spotless Cherubim. One only thought is thine– Eternity! So soon the flame [Read More...]