Deep Roots Episode 4: Ernesto Cardenal, Revolutionary Priest

In this episode, we examine Ernesto Cardenal. Cardenal is a liberation theologian who refuses to be contained by a lectern. A priest who refused to be restrained by the pulpit. He is a poet that refuses to let words be his only medium. For him, revolution isn’t a metaphor, it is a painful act that brought death to friends and enemies. But, to Cardenal, such death was the price for the promise of liberation.

Written and produced by Mark Van Steenwyk.

Poems by Ernesto Cardenal.

Music is Manuel Maria Ponce’s Variations sur “Folia de España” et Fugue, performed by Marcyn Dilla.

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