Edgar Allan Poe wrote a poem to Our Lady?


Hymn of the Angelus

At morn, at noon, at twilight dim,
Maria, thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe, in good and ill,
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when the storms of fate o’ercast
Darkly my present and my past,
Let my future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine.

-Edgar Allan Poe, best known for The Raven and other creepy stories


The Angelus by Jean François Millet. Traditionally, the bells of the church would ring and everyone would stop what they were doing to pray the Angelus three times a day. “Pray without ceasing”- 1 Thessalonians 5:17


2 thoughts on “Edgar Allan Poe wrote a poem to Our Lady?

  1. The painting of Mary, Our Lady of Grace or Queen of Heaven used here – do you know the name of the painting or painter? I’d love to get a hard copy of this. Thanks so much for sharing Edgar Allen Poe’s poem – had no idea he’d written it.

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