Around Latin America & Caribbean [01.03.14]

Nicaragua

“Science brings me close to God because it describes the universe and creation, and that brings me close to the creator.”

“Science brings me close to God because it describes the universe and creation, and that brings me close to the creator.”

“Father ERNESTO CARDENAL is a poet and a priest, a revolutionary and a mystic. His poetry speaks of Spanish conquistadors and pre-Columbian gods. Science saturates his writing.

“Science brings me close to God because it describes the universe and creation, and that brings me close to the creator,” said Nicaragua’s most prominent living poet in an interview a few weeks before his 90th birthday. “For me this is a prayer.”

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