Transcendence: A Poem About Becoming More Fully and Authentically Human

Published Aug 26, 2020 in Art, Blogs, Prayers, Spirituality ~ Approx 1min

When I take a more honest look at life, with its’ beauty, and also its’ darkness and suffering, I’m drawn to see the meaning of seeking something that transcends worldly pleasures or pursuits, even the willingness to sacrifice those things. And I want to affirm this desire to “transcend” is not an escape from reality, nor is it inhuman. It is rather a call to become even more fully and authentically human concretely in the world. Chris Williams, SJ, invites us to see this transcendence in his newest poem perfect for prayer and reflection.

The Inspiration of “I Don’t Know”

Published Feb 20, 2012 in Uncategorized ~ Approx 1min

All of the dead deserve to be remembered in our prayers, poets perhaps most of all. Our Tim O’Brien remembers the great, and recently deceased, Polish poet Wisława Szymborska, the muse of “I Don’t Know.”