The Gregorian Institute Shield, composed of the crossed gold and silver keys of the Papal Insignia, an open book with the words 'Via Veritas Vita' ('The Way, the Truth, and the Life') written on its pages, three golden six-sided stars on a red banner, and a Germanic cross.


April Annunciations Are the Best

My favorite month, my favorite feast, and my favorite poem … [Read More...]

Mother Goose and Me

I remember being in awe of The Real Mother Goose as a child. [Read More...]

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Poetry of Childhood

Garden of Verses it captures childhood experience without short-changing or sentimentalizing it. [Read More...]

Recent Popes’ Favorite Poets

Popes from Pius XII to Francis have quoted some little-known greats. [Read More...]

Room 707: The Last Time I Saw My Father

In advance of Father’s Day, a poem. [Read More...]

Greatest Poet Ever? 12 St. Ephrem Quotes

St. Ephrem the Syrian was a master poet, such that the beauty and skill of his Syriac verse is still studied in academic circles. [Read More...]