Category: Literature and Poetry

On Unholy Gloom

When Satan fails to make us bad, He is most content to keep us sad; For a heavy heart cannot contain Buoyant thoughts from the high domain, And must perforce gravitate To matters of a lower state.

Longfellow’s Catholic Affinity

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the greatest poets to grace the sunrise of American literature in the mid-nineteenth century, had more than a passing interest in Catholic themes. Study travels to the European  countrysides, which were granted him by Maine’s Bowdoin College, … Continue reading