The Saint Katherine College Forum

Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing

February 06, 2012 Length: 51:49

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.
Click to play
 

« Back

"I have benefited greatly from this resource, not to mention its role in my conversion to the Orthodox Church. AFR is where I spend most of my computer time. Please tell Kevin Allen to keep up the good work."

Robert from Los Angeles, California

 

Share this Program