Pennsylvania poet Stephanie McConnell's "Palms" is a work of beauty, illuminating Saint Francis of Assisi.
Poet Cristina Legarda's tender poem "Mary" is written from the viewpoint of the mother of Jesus Christ, as she looks back with a heart full of love and sadness at moments with her divine child.
Inspired by Pope Francis' trip to Iraq earlier this year, Nicholas Trandahl's poem upholds two leaders' efforts towards peace and reconciliation.
G.K. Chesterton's 'The Convert' describes the aftermath of a transition that has taken the poet from an upside-down world onto a shining white road of peace and clarity.
How can we stay connected through solitude and how can doing nothing enrich us? Thomas Merton explores the notion that 'all men are solitary' and what this really means.