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Thomas Merton: Prayer

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.

April 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jena Schwartz: Writing Prompt #6 | One Little Acorn

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 20, 2021 · 4 Comments

Dear Vox Populi subscribers:

I just want to mention that VP has started a new category of posts. Most of you are aware that since we started the webzine in 2014, some of our … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: “Father Death Blues” sung by Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: America’s 5 Favorite Ways to Ignore Jesus

America’s Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, announces American Christians’ fondest ways to thumb their noses at Jesus and any of the pesky things He may have told them.   Mrs. … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: ‘Dust’ by Dorianne Laux

In this video, Dorianne Laux reads her poem Dust at the 2011 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. — Dust Someone spoke to me last night, told me the truth. Just … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Confessions of a Believer

My friend who hates God so much he doesn’t want him to exist really hates the pimping pastors and the Inquisitorial popes but I don’t argue with him. Atheists have … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Jose Padua: Every Man for Himself

The brother nods back silently to me as he places my jar of honey with ginger in a paper bag at the monastery store in Berryville. Why would such a … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

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