Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Friday, December 18, 2015

And a Child Shall Lead Them

This valley wood is pledged
To the set shape of things;
Here are no harpies fledged,
No rocs may clap their wings.

Here poised in quietude,
Calm elementals brood;
They fend away alarms
From this green wood.

Only, the lawns are soft,
Slow branches sway aloft,
Small pathways idly tend
Towards no fearful end.

--With apologies to Robert Graves, lines from "An English Wood"

Friday, December 11, 2015

Reverent Expectation

My friends, we will not go again or ape an ancient rage,
Or stretch the folly of our youth to be the shame of age,
But walk with clearer eyes and ears this path that wandereth,
And see undrugged in evening light the decent inn of death.
--G.K. Chesterton,  "The Rolling English Road" 

--roc scssrs