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Sonnets of the Cross: The Via Dolorosa: A Heroic Crown of Sonnets on the Stations of the Cross by [John McDonough, David McDonough]

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"John McDonough's sonnets employ a rare and difficult verse form, the crown of sonnets, to offer a moving, contemporary perspective on the traditional Catholic devotion of the Way of the Cross. The rich language and evocative drawings invite us to reflect on the Passion of Christ, and on the constant presence of sin and grace in our lives. "

--Father Michael G. Ryan, 
               St. James Cathedral, Seattle.

"Through his poetry and words, John McDonough has the unique gift of reconciling the redemptive gifts of God with the trials associated with the human condition. His words are transforming and powerful beyond measure."

--Bob Ladouceur, 
              Religious Studies Instructor, Football Coach, 
              De La Salle High School, Concord, CA.

". . . Read this work--then come back to it and read it again, for you will discover something new each time."
 
--Joseph T. Carrieres, 
  Author and Philosopher.

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" . . a moving, contemporary perspective on the traditional Catholic devotion of the Way of the Cross"
--Father Michael G. Ryan, St. James Cathedral, Seattle
" . . transforming and powerful beyond measure. " 
--Bob Ladouceur, Religious Studies Instructor, Football Coach. De La Salle High School, Concord, CA.
" . . . a rare accomplishment. You will read it over and over, getting new insights each time." 
Sonnets of the Cross was created in a rare and challenging poetic form known as a Heroic Crown of Sonnets. A Heroic Crown of Sonnets is a series of fifteen interlinked sonnets. The last line of each sonnet is the first line of the next sonnet. The fifteenth sonnet consists of the first line of each of the preceding fourteen. 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00BGL68CG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Virtual-Paper.com; 2nd edition (December 11, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 11, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1646 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 44 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1482602407
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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John reading the Incarnation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz1-sU_DOME&amp;feature=youtu.be

Breaking News ! A Heroic Crown of Heroic Crowns

John has just finished a new set of sonnets called a Heroic Crown of Heroic Crowns. We are working to find a publisher as this is the first time we know of that anyone has attempted this.

Please see the blog below for details.

The Incarnation

The Incarnation: Sonnets of the Nativity: A Heroic Crown of Sonnets

is a new set of sonnets, with glorious artwork by Gregory Walsh. Please consider getting a book as a Christmas preseent for anyone looking for a Christmas devotion. Thank you as always for your reviews.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz1-sU_DOME&amp;feature=youtu.be

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1695845021/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_lunRDbFATJMPJ

Past Breaking News!

As of Ash Wednesday, 2018: Sonnets of the Cross is now available in a larger collection, Sonnets of the Paschal Mystery. This collection included Stations of Passiontide and Stations of the Resurrection as well as author notes and scripture references. These are also presented in the rarely attempted form of the Heroic Crown of Sonnets.

John Patrick McDonough holds a Masters of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. John teaches Religious Studies at De La Salle High School, a Catholic High School in Northern California.

Born in Longview Washington, McDonough has visited the Holy Land and walked the Via Dolorosa. He has conducted readings of the Sonnets for Stations of the Cross services and school events.

John has won contests doing stand-up comic (satire and impressions), won debates at the state-wide level while in college, and captivated audiences with his words. He starred in multiple productions of a one-man play about Thomas Merton. John is a playwright-- in the 1980's, John co-authored A Voice Crying in the Desert, with Michael Rolland. This was a three-act-play based on the life of Fray Bartolom&eacute; de Las Casas, who fought against the enslavement of the native people during the era of Christopher Columbus. The play has been translated into five different languages and performed in various parts of the globe.

Currently working on a textbook for Senior Synthesis, a unique religion class at De La Salle which challenges the students to directly apply Catholic teachings to their own lives in creative and meaningful ways.

The photos show John in his beloved Northwest. John and his brother, David McDonough, the artist of the Sonnets of the Cross, are shown in the second photo. John lives in Northern California, with his wife Carolyn, stepson Kyle, two aussies (Aquinas and Kateri) and Merton, the cat.

John is available for public readings of the sonnets for meditation.

Write us at publisher@virtual-paper.com if you want to know more about the sonnets. Or write John directly at johnpatrickmcdonough@icloud.com And after you read the sonnets, please write a review. Thank you!

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