Bill Of Divorce
do declare before the presence of Jesus Christ My Lord,
in the arms of My
Spouse the Holy Spirit, and beneath the outstretched hands of my Father,
that I divorce you, O death, with all my strength, with all that I am
capable of, I divorce you, with all the love within my blessed soul
... I divorce you ... too long have you bound me in my fears,
too long have you cast your shadows over my joy!
I offer you this
day my bill of divorce that henceforth you shall have no power over
For I have seen,
and that by grace, my soul is beyond your power, not for a fleeting,
split second in time will your shadow ever touch my soul!
What does it matter, that my body diminishes, that my physical being
ages and fails ...
It is but the shell of what is yet to come ... but my immortal soul
is free, free from your power, I shall live unto God ...
At the end of my earthly pilgrimage Mary, Most Holy will hold my soul
in her hands and gently release me into glory ...
I divorce you oh death, dark Lord of the deep! Come not near
me, try not to embrace me with your fears ...
For my blessed soul will live in God, I ask only that the time left
to me may be a time when my soul will be perfected in beauty even as
my body will wrinkle, erode and decay ...
All I ask is that love, love will grow and grow within me, love ...
that when I am called beyond the shadows of this world, when the separation
of my body from my soul becomes a reality, that my God will find a soul,
my blessed soul, a tear of beauty offered for the salvation of souls.
O death you are in reality so paltry, so insignificant, and a great
My soul and all within it will live forever ...
O Jesus my Spouse, My love and life, I ask only that I may love you
more and more.
Death thou art divorced,
unmasked and dismissed ...
not see, I too shall yet sing on the eternal shore, where I shall praise
and love my God with a new and glorified body ... and shall be reunited
with all those whom I have loved on earth and indeed with those I have
O my God how perfectly you have made man and woman, body and soul, Heaven
bound to earth, and earth to Heaven.
By the power of your Spirit, the flame of all truth, open the hearts
and minds of men to the beauty of their souls.
I am, forever your Consecrated Nun, your bridal lover, your spiritual
mother, your child, all things and thus it is and ever shall be ...
O my soul!
This Day, June 24th
2012 in the Year of Grace
Poor Clare Colettine Nun
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Submitted to the Boston
Catholic Journal June 24, 2012