Saint Days: John Donne, Priest and Poet
John Donne (1573-1631) was an Anglican priest and poet. Despite some sordid behavior and financial troubles, his poetry is known for being beautiful and thoughtful.
Here is a beautiful piece called "O My Black Soul" which appropriately reflects the introspective purpose of the Lent season:
Let us remember John Donne in our prayers:
Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.