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Water Poem

With great delight I will ripple and flow

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A prayer for a nun in a wheelchair

By John Shea In the Convent of Perpetual Adoration on an eternal summer afternoon the three o’clock chimes called back the flight of the old nun. In her wheelchair before the God who lives in bread and runs the risk of staleness she watched the hour that Peter, James, and John did not. Two young…

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To Mother Theodore and Companions

Fragile forerunners of ourselves, we thank you for your coming, Bearing sainted heroes’ names across the seas. You are a litany chanted down the years: Theodore, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Ligouri, Olympiade, with St. Francis Xavier scurrying after you Another year. You look on us amazed, as women will At daughters growing generations After them.…

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God of Surprises

Did you know that God has a playful side? If not why would God have created vast galaxies — miniscule cells, prickly bushes — lamb’s ear plants …

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These Woods are Thine

These woods are thine, O Lord, This Home, Whose deep foundation is Thy Providence, Whose walls are Peace; Where Grace glows like a kindled lamp within, And shadows cease. These woods are thine, O Lord; Make all who walk therein Worthy to walk with Thee; Let them recall that Death, and Sin, Life, and Redemption,…

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The Prayer of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

A prayer for the visitors to the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Dandelion Prayer

Unwelcomed Save by children, Dandelion, I declare you Patron flower Of prophets. Who would Believe such power Lies within The beauty Of your soft Geometric fluff Posed to take A ride On the wind And land in Uninvited places?

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Compost Time

I’m throwing the unwanted scraps of my life here into the compost bin trusting that God can take what seems so useless and, amazingly, transform it into rich, dark soil so the seeds of my future may be lured into vibrant life again. (This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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Prayer for healing

Jesus, let me just touch your garment as did the woman of ancient times. O Divine Healer, please stay right here, if you will, while I hurry back with all of creation.  

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Daughters of the Forest

Did you ever know We are all on life support? Oh, I don’t mean respirators, Tubes and hospital things. I mean things like honey bees and trees, Wind and water, sun and soil, Farmers and gardeners, compost and creatures, Darkness and light. Saint Mother Theodore Sisters Basilide, St. Vincent Ferrer, Mary Xavier, St. Ligouri and…

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Holy Ground

O God, I kiss this holy ground This place of promises in process This place of people seeking God And of God seeking and saving a people A place of knowing one is hungry And of being fed This place of grumbling And of silence This space of solitude And of communal struggle This place…

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After the Rain

Water droplet Clinging so closely To the branch Suddenly Losing your grip You plummet To the ground Of my being So thirsty For one more taste of baptismal grace

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“The good God who has protected us so many times can still protect us.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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