Monday, December 03, 2012

Twitter meme: Proud to be a fan of ...

Here are 10 things of which I am "proud to be a fan."  There are others, but these were the first ten that came to mind.

Dylan Thomas
Theodore Roethke
E E Cummings
The Smiths
Tracy Chapman
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Boston's CatholicTV
Blessed John Paul II

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Advent (In Mary-Darkness)

I live my Advent in the womb of Mary.
And on one night when a great star swings free
from its high mooring and walks down the sky
to be the dot above the Christus i,
I shall be born of her by blessed grace.
I wait in Mary-darkness, faith’s walled place,
with hope’s expectance of nativity.

I knew for long she carried me and fed me,
guarded and loved me, though I could not see.
But only now, with inward jubilee,
I come upon earth’s most amazing knowledge:
someone is hidden in this dark with me.

Jessica Powers, The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers, p. 81


And here is Fr Philip Dabney, CSsR, of Boston's Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, incorporating lines from the poem above into a short homily (it's toward the end):