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letters | seamus heaney, 1939-2013: readers find the words

A parting message

How lovely to know the last words of the great poet Seamus Heaney: “Noli timere” — Latin for “Don’t be afraid.”

This was also the message that Pope John Paul II often delivered.

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Maybe we should listen.

Dorothy Boyle

Milton

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