"I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her." --Hosea 2:14





Sunday, November 20, 2016

If you want....


If you want,
 the Virgin
 will come walking down the road
pregnant with The holy,
 and say,
"I need shelter for the night,
please
 take me inside your heart,
 my time is so close."
Then, 
under the roof of your soul,
you will witness
 the sublime intimacy,
The Divine, 
The Christ,
 taking birth forever,
as she grasps your hand for help,
for each of us is 
the midwife of God, 
each of us.
Yes, there,
 under the dome of your being
does creation come 
into existence 
eternally,
through your womb,
 dear pilgrim
 the sacred womb 
of your soul,
as God grasps 
our arms
 for help:
for each of us
 is His Beloved servant,
never far.
If you want,
 the Virgin
 will come walking down the street
pregnant with Light and sing.
St. John of the Cross

Monday, October 31, 2016

Peaceful was the night...

Painting by Adelaide Hiebel

"Peaceful was the night and deep the silence
When my boat set sail on the open sea,
Gliding over the boundless ocean
on the loveliest of journeys.
All was hushed beneath the vault of heaven
as if listening to the voice of the Eternal.
Suddenly the waves arose,
engulfing my light barque-
It was the Trinity opening out to me:
In that divine abyss I found my deepest center.
No more will you find me at the water's edge;
I have plunged into infinity, where I belong.
With my Three I live at peace,
In the wide freedom of eternity."
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

His Light...

Painting by J. Kirk Richards
"May I ever see
 You only,
 look on You,
 long for You;
 may I gaze
 with love on
 You alone,
 and have my lantern
 shining and burning
 ALWAYS
 in Your presence.
St. Columban, Abbot

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Painting by George Henry Boughton

"I have within me
 a solitude
 where He dwells,
 and nothing
can take that
away from me."
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Littleness...

Painting by Winslow Homer
"God would never 
inspire me 
with desires
 which cannot
 be realized; 
so in spite
 of my 
littleness,
 I can hope
 to be a saint."
St. Therese of Lisieux

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