Grace

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The fragrance of her innocence, young and free of care,
Rafting through the tranquil hills, this maiden, lovely, fair.
Finest of His crafting, oh that all, this vision share,
Virgin, brightest, purest, by grace, Our Lord to bear.
~ D.F.
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“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.”
~ Luke 1:28

Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

Tears in silence flowing, in nakedness, her soul,
The hour of fulfilling, a mother’s joy, yet woe.
For now His heart is heeding, a call beyond her own,
The pangs of birth renewing, sweet sorrow borne alone.
~ D.F.

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

Birthing

The Birthing

In darkness, the miracle crafting,
Exit from the womb, now searching,
Pain searing, room ever crowding,
Ready now, behold, the birthing.
~ D.F.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Patroness of the Unborn

Canticle

Canticle

Her softness, belies sure strength.
Her quiet speech, simple wisdom.
Lauded through all ages hence,
Her poor estate, His kingdom.

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And Mary said:

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.”

~ Luke 1:46-48