Special Edition (Issue 020): Fall 2022 Literary Issue
Fall Literary Issue, 2022 (#1)
Praised be to Jesus Christ!
Greetings, Readers, and a joyful (yet penitential) Advent to all. This week’s letter is be our long (and, we hope, eagerly) awaited literary issue. It features works of poetry, literary analysis, and prose fiction and non-fiction.
Let us not also forget the season, however! On November 27, in the middle of the literary issue, we commemorated the feast of the Miraculous Medal and the beginning of Advent with “St. Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal for Today” (Raymond J.D). Let us often ask Our Lady: O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
On November 30, the Church celebrated the feast of St. Andrew. St. Andrew was the brother of Peter, the chief of the apostles. It was St. Andrew who introduced his brother Peter to the Lord during his earthly ministry. Venerable Fulton Sheen wrote this of him: “Andrew was rather silent, being overshadowed by his brother Peter, but apparently Andrew was never jealous… he accepted his humble place; sufficient it was for him to have found the Christ.” The archbishop also also called St. Andrew something of an “introducer”: he introduced his brother to the Lord, and in the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, he introduced the boy carrying the loaves and fish to the Lord. Let us pray for his intercession, that he may introduce us to the Lord as well.
— The Editors
Fall 2022 Literary Issue
For the honor of Our Lady and the glory of God, and with gratitude to our contributors and readers.
A Catholic who is truly steeped in the Christian life, a life of deep reflection, study, prayer, humility, and faithfulness to the Church, will not be led astray by fads, secular philosophies, and false spiritualities. Such a person will not simply feel that God is in the world as a mere character or actor; such a person will know that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. And only that person, who has experienced God in truth, and who is committed to the fullness of the Catholic faith, should become an author; for only that person will be able to write about God without attempting to replace Him. —M.D., Editor
“Keeping Vigil,” Reflection by Theresa Pihl
“Papal Space Crusaders,” Short Story by Kathryn Zurmehly
“Breath” and “Reflection on Bernini's Sculpture, The Ecstasy of St. Teresa” by Patricia Newbery
“Cast Down” by Karen Beth Kiessling-Koss
“Cries of the Ending” by J. Veritas
“Expanse,” “Dripping,” and “Considering the Vineyard” by Elsa Feltl
“Healing Tears” by Elise Williams
“Subduing Spring” and “Through the Hourglass” by Jillian Josefsberg
“Whence Strength” by Robert Hochberg
“For They Will See God: Seeking Catholic Truths in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Benediction’” by Kathryn Sadakierski
“The Relevance of St. Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho: How to Discuss Religion Today” by Jacqueline Wilson
Thanks for reading Gaudium Magazine! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support our work.