The Galley: Food for Thought

The Solemnity of Jesus Christ the King:
(Today’s posting ends Liturgical Year A- 2017)

Navigator-Solemnity of Christ the King

Clipper- Solemnity of Christ the King

Tugboat- Solemnity of Christ the King

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Pastoral Poetry…

and we use this term, not as in the poetic idealization of country life, but literally to denote poetry written by a busy Catholic pastor. For, occasionally we’ll be blessed to share with you poetry composed by Fr. Patrick Dolan. Ordained in 1978 for the Archdiocese of Louisville, Fr. Dolan has an impressive background as scientist (PhD in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry); as theologian (STD in Theology from the Angelicum in Rome); as Army National Guard Chaplain, recently retired as a Brigadier General after four tours in Iraq and many other places; and presently as pastor of Teresa of Calcutta parish in Fairdale, KY. All this… and he finds time to write poetry.

Fr. Dolan’s latest poem takes us inside a church in autumn….

 (Clicking on the link below will open the PDF document)

Vigil Light Echoes