About This Blog

This is the personal blog of Father Eric G Sternberg, a priest of the Diocese of Madison and currently the pastor of Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

This blog will be a place to find musings on faith and culture, current happenings, and whatever passes into my head. Please leave your feedback, concerns, advice, and comments!

For those of you who are wondering, the title was taken from one of my favorite poems – GOD’S GRANDEUR by Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins S.J. It is a beautiful Christian reflection, and I highly encourage all of you to read it and know that the blog title is not one of despair or doom but one of ultimate Christian hope.

THE WORLD is charged with the grandeur of God.
  It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
  It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
  And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
  And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent;
  There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
  Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs—
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
  World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

One comment on “About This Blog

  1. Tim Shey says:

    Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of my favorite poets. I used to know 80 % of “The Wreck of the Deutschland” by heart.

    You might like to read this:

    “Francis of Assisi”

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