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Spirit & Verse

Spirit & Verse: A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday: We forget sometimes that ashes come from fire, That this soft black powder was once a firm green frond, Bright and vibrant before it became dry and brittle, Stiff and fibrous before a flame transformed it into dust.

Spirit & Verse: The Feast of the Epiphany

Spirit & Verse is a monthly column of original poem-prayers composed by Cameron Bellm, a Seattle-based writer and mother of two whose “Prayer for a Pandemic” went viral, bringing solace and comfort to many struggling during COVID-19.

Spirit & Verse: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 Spirit & Verse is a monthly column of original poem-prayers composed by Cameron Bellm, a Seattle-based writer and mother of two whose “Prayer for a Pandemic” went viral, bringing solace and comfort to many struggling during COVID-19.

Spirit & Verse: A Prayer for the Month of the Holy Souls

 Spirit & Verse is a monthly column of original poem-prayers composed by Cameron Bellm, a Seattle-based writer and mother of two whose “Prayer for a Pandemic” went viral, bringing solace and comfort to many struggling during COVID-19.

Spirit & Verse: Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows, wrap us in your mantle of tears. Let us reach out and touch the seven swords in your heart as we offer to God the ones in our own.