Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Martyrdom of Saint Robert Southwell

Author Stephanie Mann describes the brutal death of the gentle poet, scholar and saint.

Upon the Image of Death
by St. Robert Southwell, SJ

Before my face the picture hangs
That daily should put me in mind
Of those cold names and bitter pangs
That shortly I am like to find;
But yet, alas, full little I
Do think hereon that I must die.

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