The St. Joseph Cycle

Contents I. The Young St. Joseph Leaves Home at Night II. The High Priest’s Summons III. The First Agony of Joseph IV. Rest on the Journey to Bethlehem V. The Second Agony of Joseph VI. The Wise Men Meet Joseph in a Field VII. Rest on the Flight to Egypt VIII. In Exile IX. The … Continue reading

The Unknown Radiance of Angel Island

The Unknown Radiance of Angel Island I. At dawn, after lifting my head for the bread of angels, I waded in knee-deep fog that ran in through the rocks around the marina’s listless sails chained in blue fog until the gold sky. Then they flutter out of their shadows and grow slowly white, restless to … Continue reading

Lullaby and Meditation for the Epiphany Season

Lullaby and Meditation for the Epiphany Season i. “Daughter, why do you cry so soon after Christmas? Because you’re indoors all day with the light of the fire and with my stories? Or do you yearn, like me, for inwardness? Even out where the winter trees, the ancient evergreens, stand above the snow, the day … Continue reading