Cloistered Nuns in the Garden of God
would you have with us, O Son of God?
Must we enter maimed and blind and lame
Into that kingdom that you call good news?
Must we forsake all that we hold so dear,
Tread underfoot the love of kith and kin
To venture far into a land unknown
by night in naked faith?
Why did you choose
the uphill road
only end is death in bitter loneliness?
no other way
for us who are but mortals, made
Of flesh and blood, with fallen hearts
That need to breath a lesser air than heaven's heights?
There sounds no answer
Only arms outstretched
in silent helplessness upon a tree
hands, which humbly break the wounded Bread
Hold out a cup like rich red wine.
a Cloistered Poor Clare Colettine Nun
Amen, Amen, without Recall
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Bernadette of Lourdes
Benedicta of the Cross
To Mary among us ...
Mothers to the motherless
Children to the
Sisters to the
Solace in our
Sacrifice of love
for all our sins
in our endless grief ...
Behold thy mother
Behold thy daughter
Behold thy sister
Behold, O lesser
son of Man ...
The Bride of Christ!
... in supplication
on her knees ... for thee for thee!
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