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Come, adore the wonder

wrought by Love today!

Lo! He seeks for shelter.

He Who is the Way.

 

The tiny Torch of Wisdom

is kindled in a stall;

a lowly manger hides Him

Who is the Lord of all.

Starlight weave a glory

o’er a stable floor,

where little ones, and learned

bowing down, adore.

 

Here, ‘mid straw and starshine

in Him our dreams unite;

O, may His holy Coming

make all your New Year bright!

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Sister Joseph Eleanor Ryan

Sister Joseph Eleanor lived from 1909 to 1991. She ministered as a teacher at schools in Illinois, Indiana and Maryland. She also taught at Providence Juniorate/Aspirancy. From 1978 to 1985, she undertook the task to research material for the cause for sainthood of Mother Theodore, resulting in the Positio of Mother Theodore Guerin, written in English, French, Italian and Latin. In 1989, she was named the vice postulator for the cause of Mother Theodore. Sister Joseph Eleanor was known as a poet and our Archives Department has many volumes of her poetry.

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