Author: John Bruce Leonard

Painting of a woman at prayer before an icon of Mother Mary


When midnight ghosts stir me awake
and haunt me in my bed,
when all I love seems put at stake
in the games within my head,
then I shall rise and pray.

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Painting of beasts attacking a saint

An Icon – Part 2

When the Christian had been dressed, the Roman shoved him roughly out of his cell and into the tunnel, and up toward the dim-lit turn.

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