In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
One of St. Thomas' angels
One of the transept angels at my home parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, Palo Alto, California. Don't know the artist, but all the glass dates from the early 1900's.