Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Little-Known Franciscan Poet - William Herebert

In early 14th-century Oxford, surrounded by some of the foremost theologians of medieval Europe, a Franciscan friar named William Herebert was writing a precious little collection of poems.

Herebert’s name is not well known today, but his poems, beautiful and distinctive in their own right, also represent an important milestone for English Catholicism: he was one of the first people to turn the Latin hymns of the Church into English poetry. ...

Read more of The Catholic Herald article here.

Always happy to find a Franciscan poet.

A nod to "Elena Maria Vidal" at Tea at Trianon for bringing this to my attention.

Pax et bonum

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