Confession

Lives of the Saints, the Sacraments, the Way of Christ; God the Father, His Creation, the Universe, Man, that Creature part Beast, part Angel, in Soul, Divine, in Action, a Sinner, Redeemed by Love.  Here, for your Consideration, Our Confession: 73 sonnets, hagiography, biography, commentary, lovely illustrations, 106 pages.

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“Colloquies, a Review of Civilization in Little Songs” in seven pithy volumes, delightfully tells by portrait, anecdote and vignette the history of Western Civilization, of Greece, Rome, Europe, America, et alibi.

 

“Colloquies: A Review Of Civilization In Little Songs”

I Paideia
II Commentary
III Confession
IV Dispute
V Celebration
VI Invective
VII Secrets

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Typical of Confession, “Salvation”:

I ask you, “Who would live to die a saint?”
To scorch the feet on desert sands;
To strike the thigh with leather bands;
To starve; to kneel in prayer until one faints:
Oh no, I would not want to be a saint.
Neither would I be a martyr,
Boiled in oil or fried in sulfur,
Or fed to toothy beasts without complaint.
What then?  Vivisection?  My toe in Rome,
My ear in Bath, my tongue in Paris,
My collar bone the source of bliss
To pilgrims on a pilgrimage?  No.  Home
Will be the place for me.  The reliquary
Is for saints: Sinners may write poetry.

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