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.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
St. Thomas at St. Thomas
This is the window over the altar at St. Thomas Aquinas, my parish church. Of course, it depicts the man himself!