This collection of poems by Murray Bodo reflect the imagination of childhood while plunging into the sacramental nature of writing. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and member of the Franciscan Academy.
64 original poems address Scripture, Franciscan life, and the spirituality of place. "An experience of earthquakes, real and metaphorical."from the Afterword
This new collection of poems by Murray Bodo offers an unusual and rewarding glimpse of the inner life of the poet-priest. Bodo describes the book as a self-contained experience, bound by the death of his mother in the opening section and the death of his father some years later in the closing section of poems, "an experience peopled with Jesus and the saints." Here are memories of his parents and his New Mexico childhood, of the people and experiences that shaped him along his journey. Here are illuminating images and insights expressed in a language both plain and accessible.
MURRAY BODO, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and member of the Franciscan Academy. The award-winning author of numerous books, including the best-selling Francis: The Journey and the Dream, and two books of poetry, Sing Pilgrimage and Exile and Icarus in Assisi, Bodo has had his poems, stories and articles published in magazines and literary journals in the United States and Ireland. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spends his summers in Assisi as a staff member of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs.
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