Contemplative Life, Liturgical Seasons

“The Dream of the Rood”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Drew Masterson (Coracle Dir. of Comms & Development) guides us through the ancient Old English poem “The Dream of the Rood.”  This anonymous poem dates back to the 8th Century and tells the story of the Crucifixion and its cosmic implications, all from the perspective of the Cross itself.  Drew offers some helpful background and then launches into a contemplative reading of the poem, a practice we hope will become a part of your Lenten routine!

To learn more about the poem see the Institute of Catholic Culture.

View the text of the poem online

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