Mike Aquilina

Patristics Going Platinum?

Sunday February 14th 2010, 2:39 pm

Some time back (here and here) I mentioned several odd instances of the Fathers appearing in modern English poetry. Before long, we had collected enough examples to fill a small anthology.

This week I noticed that, over time, we’ve accumulated some significant patristic pop songs. For example:

Dion’s The Thunderer (on St. Jerome)

Marie Bellet’s Late Have I Loved You (St. Augustine)

Bob Dylan’s I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

If we want to stretch it a little, we can add Stray Cat Brian Setzer’s St. Jude.

That’s not enough for a K-Tel collection. Any other candidates?