introduction to The Tree and the Master. Sister Mary Immaculate specu there has been no previous anthology of literature dealing specifically fixion of Jesus. The event, she feels, contains the two basic themes of -- love and death. In order to fill this void, Sister has compiled an of selections from writers of all ages, creeds and cultures to re-tell Christ's passion and death from the Last Supper to the Resurrection. as T. S. Eliot, Thomas Aquinas, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Boris Barth, Edith Sitwell, Thomas Merton, Chesterton, De Chardin, Pope Weil, Pascal, Cardinal Newman, the Maritains, Paul Claudel, John Ciardi, Milton, St. Matthew and St. Paul are represented -- with many others. anthology puts into one volume some of the most powerful, perceptive words ever written about the greatest single event of all history. ill certainly make reflection on the Passion of Christ more meaningful .