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  1. The Eighth Arrow

    October 26, 2018 4:24 pm Leave a Comment

    Condemned to burn in the eighth circle of Dante’s Hell, Odysseus, legendary thief and liar of Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad, decides he is going to break out. His adventure begins with a prayer to Athena Parthenos, who appears to him bearing gifts: his armor, his famous bow, a mysterious leather… Read more »

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  2. Michael J. Lichens

    Chesterton the Poet

    April 9, 2015 12:52 pm 2 Comments

    “A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found its words.” — Robert Frost In his otherwise disparaging review of Dr. Ian Ker’s G. K. Chesterton: A Biography, the late atheist critic Christopher Hitchens noted that he and Ker were in agreement… Read more »

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    Chesterton in Love

    February 11, 2015 5:39 pm 4 Comments

    St. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and thoughts of love are in the air. Now, he may not be the first figure to spring to mind when thinking of romance, but here he is anyway: G.K. Chesterton. He was an incurable romantic, and spent years of his life wooing his… Read more »

    Tags: G.K. Chesterton joseph pearce love poetry romance

  4. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Lost To Translation

    May 28, 2014 7:29 am 1 Comment

    I have been absent from this site because I have not had a chance to read a Catholic novel in quite a while. I spent early May travelling about in Poland, and now I am in the middle of translating a speech I gave there into Polish. Fortunately a Polish… Read more »

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  5. “Anti-Blog”? An interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.

    April 1, 2014 1:25 pm 6 Comments

    A few weeks ago at lunch Fr. Joseph Fessio announced that he was planning to start an “anti-blog”. It would feature poetry. Of course, we were all intrigued, especially after Father recited some of the poems, first in German, then in translation. This “anti-blog” has now launched at and… Read more »

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    News & Links on the Feast of Mother Cabrini

    November 13, 2013 5:36 pm Leave a Comment

    Here’s a sampling of what’s been going on in the literary and Catholic world recently. reviews Meriol Trevor’s Shadows and Images, calling it “a deeply moving love story, beautifully written” with “echoes of Jane Austen”. It also has more than an echo of Bl. John Henry Newman’s conversion story,… Read more »

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    Fire of Love

    July 15, 2013 2:42 am Leave a Comment

    Born into an upper class family in Castile, Spain, Gonzalo de Yepes had good prospects—that is, until his father was ruined in a speculative venture. After his father died a pauper, Gonzalo was welcomed into the home of a rich uncle, who intended him to marry one of his younger… Read more »

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