Good article in First Things on translations of some of St John’s poems that have been published in that magazine.
Peace be to the poet saints Terese and Francis. I yield to nobody in my regard for Thomas Aquinas� hymn Tantum Ergo. But I think you have to go back to King David to find devotional verse that rivals St. John�s in its purity and power. And Rhina Espaillat has lovingly crafted them in translations that are both true and beautiful.
The article also links to the full translations of nine poems. Good reading for Lent.
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