Haiku: Phoebus

Phoebus’ daily trail
around an expanding realm –
he enlightens me

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Thought for the Day – 27 August – Evening Prayer — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 27 August – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Evening Prayer “A page in the story of our lives is closed.For all we know, it may be our last.Sleep is a symbol of death.How can we be certain that this night will not be our last? A large number of […]

Thought for the Day – 27 August – Evening Prayer — AnaStpaul

Our Morning Offering – 27 August – Virgin Full of Goodness, Mother of Mercy By St Thomas Aquinas — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Our Morning Offering – 27 August – “The Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” and Feast of Our Lady Health of the Sick and Mary’s Day Virgin Full of Goodness,Mother of MercyBy St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)Doctor angelicusDoctor communis Virgin full of goodness,Mother of mercy,I entrust to you my body and my soul,my thoughts and […]

Our Morning Offering – 27 August – Virgin Full of Goodness, Mother of Mercy By St Thomas Aquinas — AnaStpaul

Poem: Ether

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Our Father lives in the charged ether,
above and all around us
in splendid symmetry,
the source of life and love and healing.
The fabulous towers, the spires
and flowering tracery of organic design,
were all conceived and built by better men than us
in an age of gold.
These, the natural avenues of life
in which our ancestors sat, goodness drawn down
into those cleansing naves
where the deep organ soothed,
where we took the true medicine, giving thanks,
not to some mystery or intangible presence,
but the reality of His environment, His conduit,
His soft conversation with us
which we have – nearly all of us –
forgotten, our memory blighted, expunged,
erased, while we plod obliviously
around the stark bare stones and ruined choirs
in awe of a shell, without ever seeing the whole,
the rich truth of the past
and future’s promise
in this penurious present.

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