Daniel Berrigan, prophetic poet

Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and acclaimed poet who for decades  challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, died on April 30, 2016, at his Jesuit community centre in the Bronx, New York. He was 94. He was a Jesuit for 76 years and a priest for 63 years.

“It’s terrible for me to live in a time where I have nothing to say to human beings except, ‘Stop killing’. There are other beautiful things that I would love to be saying to people.”

 

Berrigan & Merton

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