Monthly Archives: June 2011

On a monstrance

Once rusty nails and wood so rough Showed to the world Lord Jesus Christ. Now gold and silver, highly priced, Do know their worth is not enough.

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Pentecostal light

O may the pentecostal light just like a candle shine not bright the mid-day sun no mercy knows and wear and tear too clearly shows

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Modern icon, seen at a side altar.

The blue most royal bears the gold celestial as was foretold

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Chandelier with Maria as Queen of Heaven (“Marienleuchter”)

The Mother of God, is more Mother than Queen. Much closer to Him, as when Queen she is seen. The first line is by St. Therese of Lisieux.

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Christ in the Grave. 14th century italian imitation of an old greek-byzantine tradition

The eyes are closed, the sign of death The corpse erect, the start of breath Creation’s core, still power holds For us to see that life unfolds

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On a 1000 year old baptismal font

I’ve seen the wars, I’ve seen the days, when soldiers walked the deadly ways; but peasants, as the cannon roared, with newborn came to seek the Lord.

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A pew muses…

In rows behind me once did sit the farmers talking market news as if they couldn’t wait a bit for pub but had to chat in pews!

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