Weekend Retreat

Trappist Sunrise II

I spent the weekend at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA. and took this photo on our way to the Abbey Church on Sunday morning at 6:40. I’m not really sure how the other retreatant(s) spent their weekend; I spent hours of it reading and was fortunate enough to discover this verse in a book of poetry by Caryll Houselander. Suppose I’m a nutter.

Low Mass on Sunday
Our fears are not, after all,
something to push out of sight,
madmen behind the bars:
in the lifted hands of Christ
our wounds are solitary stars,
answering, out of the night,
to the Light of God.

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