The Canticle of the Sun. St Francis

The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum (Praise of the Creatures) and Canticle of the Creatures, is a religious song composed by Saint Francis of Assisi.

The Skylight

by Seamus Heaney You were the one for skylights. I opposedCutting into the seasoned tongue-and-grooveOf pitch pine. I liked it low and closed,Its claustrophobic, nest-up-in-the-roofEffect. I liked the snuff-dry feeling,The perfect, trunk-lid fit of the old ceiling.Under there,… Read More

‘Rublev’ – A poem for Trinity Sunday

By Rowan Williamstaken from After Silent Centuries, published by The Perpetua Press, Oxford, in 1994 Rublev One day, God walked in, pale from the grey steppe,slit-eyed against the wind, and stopped,said, Colour me, breathe your blood into my… Read More

The Fountain

Amid the fear and anxiety of Coronavirus, we have seen some profound kindness and acts of generosity amongst our neighbours and throughout society. These times can reveal the best of us.This poem by Denise Levertov seems to point… Read More

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood… Read More