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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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

UnwelcomedSave by children,Dandelion,I declare youPatron flowerOf prophets. Who wouldBelieve such powerLies withinThe beautyOf your softGeometric fluffPosed to takeA rideOn the windAnd land inUninvited places?

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Compost Time

I’m throwingthe unwanted scrapsof my life hereinto the compost bintrusting that Godcan take whatseems so uselessand, amazingly,transform itinto rich, dark soilso the seedsof my futuremay be luredinto vibrant life again.…

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Prayer for healing

Jesus, let me just touch your garmentas did the womanof ancient times. O Divine Healer,please stay right here,if you will,while I hurry backwith all of creation.

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Daughters of the Forest

Did you ever knowWe 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,…

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Holy Ground

O God,I kiss this holy groundThis place of promises in processThis place of people seeking GodAnd of God seeking and saving a peopleA place of knowing one is hungryAnd of…

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After the Rain

Water dropletClinging so closelyTo the branchSuddenlyLosing your gripYou plummetTo the groundOf my beingSo thirstyFor one more taste of baptismal grace

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Dawn at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

These winter days dark greets my waking, sometimes stars and moon. Flinger of stars, your power astounds. I feel so small. How like the little birds flying about, full of…

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Quote of the day

March 1
“You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but, bear and forbear.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin