Dominus Illuminatio Mea

"...the gaze of the Church is constantly turned to her Lord, present in the Sacrament of the Altar, in which she discovers the FULL manifestantion of His boundless love." Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Sunday, November 28, 2004

One more thing before I begin my silence...Angela posted this poem written by an SMME novice about First Profession of Vows. It brought back quite a few memories...enjoy!!

See the Child Approach

See the Child approach the altar
All bride bedecked her heart a'flutter
Parents leading
New Shoes squeaking
And Chestnut bangs 'neath white veil a'peaking

Oh! does she knoe who she's recieving
In that host all sense deceiving:
You the Lord of Lords, her King?

With what love you gaze upon her
Softly now you whisper to her
This your precious bride to be.
Though not yet, but still much later
Will you ask this favor of her
That she give her heart to Thee.
What a patient, stead-fast lover,
You, a groom so far above her,
But will she vow her life to Thee?

Does she know that you are waiting,
While she within her heart's debating
Could she forsake a wedding ring?

See the girl full-grown now kneeling
Mother there, her vow's recieving
Parents weeping,
New shoes squeaking,
And chestnut strands 'neath black veil a'peeking

Now she's none but God's Alone.


4 Comments:

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Dominican Nuns said…

    + J.M.J.D.

    10 December 2004
    2nd Week Advent

    Dear Elizabeth,

    My name is Sister Mary Imelda of the Holy Eucharist, O.P.. I am the Novice Mistress of the cloistered Dominican Monastery of the Heart of Jesus in southeast Louisiana. We connected to your "blog" from Angela's 'Ancilla Domini'. Finding you girls is a wonderful discovery for us.

    We are in the process of re-founding and looking for generous young women willing to leave everything to live a hidden life of sacrifice and prayer. We are hoping to fill our Novitiate within the next year. Would you be interested in considering our Community in your vocational discernment?

    If so, please e-mail your name and address to Ldominican@aol.com. We prefer that after the initial contact, all correspondence be done via "actual" mail so it may be a few days before you would receive our information packet. If you know anyone else with aspirations similar to your own, you are welcome to share our invitation with them as well.

    It is admirable that you have chosen to retreat into an Advent "silence". We follow a similar discipline here at the Monastery during this holy Season. Aside from official business, the only correspondence permitted is to prospective membership. We will be praying for you and waiting patiently for your response.

    In the Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Saint Dominic,

    Your Dominican Nuns
    Ldominican@aol.com

     
  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Dominican Nuns said…

    + J.M.J.D.

    12 December 2004
    Gaudete Sunday

    Dear Elizabeth,

    My name is Sister Mary Imelda of the Holy Eucharist, O.P.. I am the Novice Mistress of the cloistered Dominican Monastery of the Heart of Jesus in southeastern Louisiana. We were connected to your "blog" from Angela's 'Ancilla Domini' and we posted a message a few days ago, but we're not sure that we did it right so we'll try once more for good measure.

    First of all, let us express our admiration that you have chosen to retreat into an Advent "silence." We follow a similar discipline here at the Monastery during this holy Season. Aside from official business, the only correspondence permitted is to prospective membership - - which brings us to our next point.

    We are in the process of re-founding and looking for generous young women willing to leave everything to live a hidden life of sacrifice and prayer. We are hoping to fill the Novitiate within the next year. Would you be interested in including our Community in your vocational discernment?

    If so, please e-mail us your name and address. We prefer that after the initial contact, all correspondence be done via "actual" mail so it may take a few days before you would receive our information packet. If you know anyone else with aspirations similar to your own, you are welcome to extend our invitation to them as well.

    We look forward to receiving your response!

    In the Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Saint Dominic,

    Sister Mary Imelda of the Holy Eucharist, O.P.
    Vocation Directress / Novice Mistress

    Ldominican@aol.com

     
  • At 10:00 PM, Blogger Dominican Nuns said…

    + J.M.J.D.

    12 December 2004
    Gaudete Sunday

    Dear Elizabeth,

    My name is Sister Mary Imelda of the Holy Eucharist, O.P.. I am the Novice Mistress of the cloistered Dominican Monastery of the Heart of Jesus in southeastern Louisiana. We were connected to your "blog" from Angela's 'Ancilla Domini' and we posted a message a few days ago, but we're not sure that we did it right so we'll try once more for good measure.

    First of all, let us express our admiration that you have chosen to retreat into an Advent "silence." We follow a similar discipline here at the Monastery during this holy Season. Aside from official business, the only correspondence permitted is to prospective membership - - which brings us to our next point.

    We are in the process of re-founding and looking for generous young women willing to leave everything to live a hidden life of sacrifice and prayer. We are hoping to fill the Novitiate within the next year. Would you be interested in including our Community in your vocational discernment?

    If so, please e-mail us your name and address. We prefer that after the initial contact, all correspondence be done via "actual" mail so it may take a few days before you would receive our information packet. If you know anyone else with aspirations similar to your own, you are welcome to extend our invitation to them as well.

    We look forward to receiving your response!

    In the Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Saint Dominic,

    Sister Mary Imelda of the Holy Eucharist, O.P.
    Vocation Directress / Novice Mistress

    Ldominican@aol.com

     
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