Holy Exile

Holy Exile

Rejoice, those now in foreign land,
In holy exile, blessed by His hand,
Our foes now fled, He bids us, “Come back”,
In white of snow, trace the Lord’s footsteps.
~ D.F.

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
December 29, 2013

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The Flight to Egypt:

“… behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
~ Matthew 2:13

The Word

The Word

The Word
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I was there when the sun first rose,
Hoisting it high to heaven’s height,
I was there to catch the evening glow,
Lullabies easing, earth’s first night.
~ D.F.

Feast of St John the Evangelist
December 27, 2013

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“All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be.”
~ John 1:3

Refuge

Refuge

An ocean within, drifting,
The hour racing, late,
Until Mary at last, finding,
A refuge, a home, a bed.

~ D.F.

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Photo:
This flower reminds me of a trophoblast, an early embryo, which drifts in the womb before finally implanting.

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

The moment, unattended,
A miracle within the womb.
And where her heart had laboured alone,
Another now finds in her, a home.

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“1n Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”
~ Luke 1:31