John Donne

In the Episcopal liturgical calendar, today, March 31, is the commemoration of John Donne (1572-1631), Anglican priest and poet. Donne’s private meditations, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, written while he was convalescing from a serious illness, were published in 1624. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Meditation XVII from which the following are excerpted: The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all … Continue reading John Donne