Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing

The Saint Katherine College Forum

St. Katherine College, the first ever Orthodox college of the liberal arts and sciences, is pleased to present the following speeches from its lecture series titled “The St. Katherine College Forum.” Recorded on the campus of St. Katherine’s in San Diego, California, the series is open to the public and features a wide array of speakers from the college and elsewhere.

February 2012

Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing

Scott Cairns, renowned poet and visiting professor at St. Katherine College, explores the similarities and differences between art, vocation, and prayer. Drawing from his own experience as a poet, Cairns describes poetry not primarily as a means of expressing oneself or even helping others, but as a way of seeing and an art of producing objects fit for us to behold. Cairns also calls us to think about vocation not primarily as a way we minister to others, but as a way in which God blesses our lives by giving us meaningful work.

February 6, 2012 Length: 51:49




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