About the book:
Simeon Dumdum’s Letter from Fatima is a moving narrative in rime royal that the poet achieves with quiet aplomb. “Born of memory, steadfast spouse of truth,” it recounts a soul’s pilgrimage for forgiveness, healing from cancer, and grace through Mary, Mother of God, as the poet travels from Rome to witness the canonization of Pedro Calungsod to various Marian shrines in Fatima, Lourdes, and Paris at Rue de Bac. In stories about Calungsod, the children at Fatima, Bernadette Soubirous, and Catherine Laboure, the poet realizes faith as “reason’s wiser brother,” so that the soul at last “finds God its real business…Something it should have done right at the start.”
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 178 x 254mm
About the author:
Simeon Dumdum, Jr. is a retired judge of the Regional Trial Court. He is well-published and has won numerous national accolades and awards including five National Book Awards as well as second and third places in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Poetry in English five times. Letter from Fatima is his 13th book.