Donald R. McClarey

Hmmm

Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold,

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Donald R. McClarey

Transfigure Thou Me

Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared

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Donald R. McClarey

IN PRAECLARA SUMMORUM

  Here powers failed my high imagination:          But by now my desire and will were turned,          Like a balanced wheel rotated evenly,      By the Love that moves the sun and the other stars. Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy:  Paradiso ending Continuing

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Dante’s Tribute to Saint Dominic

              The dame, who was his surety, in her sleep Beheld the wondrous fruit, that was from him And from his heirs to issue.  And that such He might be construed, as indeed he

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Ides of March: Continuing Fascination

CASSIUS Stoop, then, and wash. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown! BRUTUS How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport, That now on Pompey’s basis lies along

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