Two Poems by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

Dorothy Day

Had I run into you
On a bustling Bowery sidewalk
I would have thought, oh yes,
Another homeless woman
And that would have pleased you
To no end, you who saw Christ
In the poorest of the poor
Who saw his eyes in yours

My Cloister Is the World

My cloister is the world,
Its enclosure never ends,
Extends beyond what we can see
From choir stall to eternity

Gerard Garrigan, OSB is a Benedictine monk of Saint Louis Abbey in St. Louis, Missouri. Free digital copies of his poetry may be obtained by emailing him at

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