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PRAYING THE PASCHAL MYSTERY

by Brother Tom O'Dempsey

 

The use of a Religious Brother's prayer-poems for daily reflection

An exercise in living the Paschal Mystery through contemplation

The focus is on "Paschal living - Our Ascension to God in Christ ... Humanity uplifted to the Divine"

 

I have given over this space on my website to allow the publication of poetry by Brother Tom O'Dempsey, who is now in his seventies. This poetry is deeply prayerful, and springs from his many years as a Secondary teacher, as a full-time teacher in prisons, and as a contemplative. His background is Catholic, and his poetry reflects this. Yet the poetry is deeply ecumenical and Gospel-based.

The number of these PDFs will grow as the months go by, for Brother Tom has been prolific in his writings. He offers them as a gift to anyone who wishes to imbibe their spirit of prayerfulness and joyful openness to Jesus Christ.

Feel free to copy any of these poems for personal or group use, but not for publication.

 

Brother Tom says:

"Heartfelt thanks to Mr Patrick Oliver, my spiritual director since 2002, on whose website all my poetry is generously on offer.

Heartfelt thanks also too Br Kev McDade CFC, my friend since 1967, who has so very selflessly typed my poetry (1300 poems to 2018!)."

 

 

FINDING A POEM

Poems are written in chronological order.   P.1 = Poem 1.

From 1959 onwards ...

 

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet A.pdf                   

Folio 1: Poems 1-20                          Folio 2: Poems 21-40   

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet B.pdf                   

Folio 3: Poems 41-60                        Folio 4: Poems 61-80

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet C.pdf                   

Folio 5: Poems 81-100                      Folio 6: Poems 101-120

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet D.pdf                   

Folio 7: Poems 121-140                    Folio 8: Poems 141-160

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet E.pdf                   

Folio 9: Poems 161-180                    Folio 10: Poems 181-200                    Folio 11: Poems 201-220                      

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet F.pdf                   

Folio 12: Poems 221-240                  Folio 13: Poems 241-260                    Folio 14: Poems 261-280

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet G.pdf                   

Folio 15: Poems 281-299                  Folio 16: Poems 3090-319                  Folio 17: Poems 320-339

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet H.pdf                   

Folio 18: Poems 340-359                  Folio 19: Poems 360-379                    Folio 20: Poems 380-399

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet I.pdf                     

Folio 21: Poems 400-419                  Folio 22: Poems 420-439                    Folio 23: Poems 440-459

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet J.pdf                   

Folio 24: Poems 460-479                   Folio 25: Poems 480-499                    Folio 26: Poems 500-519

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet K.pdf                   

Folio 27: Poems 520-539                    Folio 28:  Poems 540-559                    Folio 29: Poems 560-579

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet L.pdf                   

Folio 30: Poems 580-599                    Folio 31: Poems 600-619                    Folio 32: Poems 620-639

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet M.pdf                   

Folio 33: Poems 640-659                    Folio 34: Poems 660-679                    Folio 35: Poems 680-699

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet N.pdf                   

Folio 36: Poems 700-719                    Folio 37: Poems 720-739                    Folio 38: Poems 740-759

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet O.pdf                   

Folio 39:Poems 760-779                    Folio 40: Poems 780-799                    Folio 41: Poems 800-819

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet P.pdf                   

Folio 42: Poems 820-839                    Folio 43: Poems 840-859                    Folio 44: Poems 860-879

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet Q.pdf                   

Folio 45: Poems 880-899                    Folio 46: Poems 900-919                    Folio 47: Poems 920-939              

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet R.pdf                   

Folio 48:oems 940-959                    Folio 49: Poems 960-979                    Folio 50: Poems 980-999                   

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet S.pdf                   

Folio 51: Poems 1000-1019                Folio 52: Poems 1020-1039                Folio 53: Poems 1040-1059

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet T.pdf                    

Folio 54: Poems 1060-1079                Folio 55: Poems 1080-1099                Folio 56: Poems 1100-1119

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet U.pdf                   

Folio 57: Poems 1120-1139                Folio 58: Poems 1140-1159                Folio 59: Poems 1160-1179                   

Folio 60 Poems 1180-1199

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet V.pdf                   

Folio 61: Poems 12000-1219                Folio 62: Poems 1220-1239                Folio 63: Poems 1240-1259                 

Folio 64: Poems 1260-1279         Folio 65: Poems 128-1299   

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet W.pdf                   

Folio 66: Poems 1300-1319                Folio 67: Poems 1320-1339

 

 

 

 


Your highest and deepest calling is to be and live who you truly are. As daughters and sons of God, you’re to be people who reflect the nature of God in lives of gratitude. As a result, you inevitably become Holy Fools, because you believe that life comes from death, that grace never gives up and that the surprises of God free you to surrender into faith, so that in living lives seeped in God’s justice and mercy, you give birth to God again and again into the waiting world.




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