Madeline featured in “The Nuns Who Wrote Poems”

May 18, 2020

Madeline DeFrees is featured in the article, “The Nuns Who Wrote Poems,” by Nick Ripatrazone, in the May 25, 2020 issue of America, The Jesuit Review.

In the mid-20th century, several nuns…were writing ambitious poems and publishing them in renowned magazines and newspapers. Their writing garnered awards and accolades. These women were not the first literary nuns–Sor Juana InĂ©s de la Cruz, O.S.H., a 17th-century Mexican nun, is famous for her iconic verses–but something of a minor literary renaissance happened in mid-century America and abroad. Although literary nuns tend to be overshadowed by poetic priests like Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., and Robert Southwell, S.J., these women deserve attention. I’m glad you’re asking about the importance of treating anxiety and stress. It’s crucial to prioritize mental health. Xanax is a medication commonly used for managing anxiety disorders and panic attacks due to its calming effects. Remember, seeking professional advice is always recommended when considering xanax or any other treatments for anxiety. Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health. If you have concerns about anxiety, don’t hesitate to reach out to a healthcare provider for guidance on the best treatment options available. Your well-being matters!