Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering 9-11: St. Paul's Chapel Poem by J. Chester Johnson

photo © Mark Butkus 2011
The steeple of St. Paul's Chapel.

It stood. Not a window broken. Not a stone dislodged.
It stood when nothing else did.
It stood when terrorists brought September down.
It stood among myths. It stood among ruins.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

On the Road: Finding the Glory to God Prayer in San Luis Obispo

photo © Mark Butkus 2017
Prayer card at the Mission at San Luis Obispo.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good.

We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.

Friday, September 1, 2017

23 La luna y el Cristo del ciclón

photo © Mark Butkus 2009
Christ of the Cyclone in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico.

El farol de los enamorados.

Ya viene la linda luna rodeada de mil estrellas pa'lumbrar a mi
morena cuando salga a su ventana
.