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VIA MUNDI

VIA MUNDI by Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato Ride, ride the highways of the world away, And back again, with hearts that throb with life, Your grails seek out in the light of farthest day, In that consists the world’s incessant strife. Blue hills…

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TO JESUS CRUCIFIED

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(Sonnet attributed to St. Francis Xavier) by Luis G. Dato It does not move me, Lord, Thyself to love, This after Heaven thou has promised me, Nor fires of Hell that burn eternally, To cease offending thee my spirit move.…

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SONNET TO CHRIST

SONNET TO CHRIST by Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato When in the rush for fortune and for fame, For man’s applause that will not long abide, I stifle soul and conscience lay aside, The better thus to fight unarmed with shame; When to the refuge…

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FORGIVE ME, LORD!

Forgive me, Lord! by Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato Upon the alleys of the life I led, No Cross weighed body down, No Pilate brought upon my head A briar crown. The terror of some unlit Golgotha Loomed not for my alarm, Inhostile crowds my…

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TO THE VIRGIN OF PEÑAFRANCIA

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by Luis G. Dato I Dear Mary, Mother of Christ, whom all these years The faithful have, next but to God, believed, God’s virgin Mother, without sin conceived, Our Queen in heaven who our pleas all hears, Past two millenia…

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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

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by Luis G. Dato Some think like Bertrand Russel, they deny As at all possible that through vast space Mary could join her loved One in the sky — But who shall know God’s infinite light of Grace? And few…

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CALVARY

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by Luis G. Dato When bruised with pain, my soul would agitate And hearken mandates from unholy power, To find my self in the unhallowed hour Faithless, and Satan whispers at the gate; When I surrender to the voice of…

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CHURCH IN THE RAIN

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By Luis G. Dato Grey on its ancient rise of ground, it stands Against the icy rain’s unceasing spears, The streets with rich homes dotted commands -­ Uninterruptedly the sky sheds tears. A passing beggar throws a brief, bleak glance…

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CHRISTMAS, 1966

CHRISTMAS 1966 by Luis Dato

By Luis G. Dato At Christmas time the nights are dark and chill, But over all the world resplendent sill The Star of Bethlehem we all can see, Rejoicing in the Lord’s Nativity. All to the Church will gather swain…

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YULETIDE SONNETS

Yultide Sonnets by Luis Dato

By Luis G. Dato I The incense hangs on gilded Christmas shrines, Warm tapers bathe the walls in amber glow, In mumbled prayer, bead-counted prayer low, Devouts, deep-veiled, all drowse upon their lines, Anon with peals from drums and tambourines,…

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