Advent Poetry Calendar – Day 27 – “Fra Moses and the Flowers”
2 Days Till Christmas
“Fra Moses and the Flowers” by Eleanor C. Donnelly
Submitted by Laura Bang, Falvey’s Digital and Special Collections Curatorial Assistant, and she found this wonderful historical poem to share. This poem comes from page 2 of the first issue of The Villanova Monthly, from January 1893. The Villanova Monthly was the first student newspaper, published from 1893-1897. Returning after a hiatus in 1916, the paper was renamed The Villanovan.
The poem itself is by Eleanor C. Donnelly (1838-1917), a local Philadelphia Catholic poet. Falvey has digitized the Eleanor C. Donnelly Papers from the American Catholic Historical Society, which can be viewed in our Digital Library.
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