Monthly Archives: December 2012

Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. … Continue reading

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On Correspondence

Writing itself is love.

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Des Moines

I sometimes think that Des Moines is the only town in Iowa large enough to have a soul.

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Panis Angelicus

Panis angelicus fit panis hominum; Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum: O res mirabilis! Manducat Dominum Pauper, servus et humilis. Te trina Deitas unaque poscimus: Sic nos tu visita, sicut te colimus; Per tuas semitas duc nos quo tendimus, Ad lucem … Continue reading

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For St. Raphael: Acrostich on Isaiah 6:1-7

Radix angelice fluvie amoris elue labias.

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Religion II

Whatever gives you hope, do that. Wherever lets you do what gives you hope, go there.

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On Religion

A possible aphorism: Religion is primarily a mater of accessing supernatural or magical power beyond normal human resources in order to gain hope. Possible bhakti expansion: This is because divine beings know what humans are like and realize this is … Continue reading

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