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

Saturday, May 07, 2005

I finally took my college board exam yesterday. I'm so grateful it is over and done with. Conversation from the night before...

Sis: Liz, can I read your poems?

Me: ugh (universal student reply for...sure whatever, now what was the date for the for the Treaty of Ghent?)

what does feral mean?


*pause*....FERAL thing, you make my heart sing, you make everything...





Yes, I love my sister.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

We had an assignment last night that one of my Carmelite Saints would have described as being a "terrible task" (she wrote home to her mother that the sisters had assigned her the task of writing poetry for recreation to dispel all sorts of dreadful rumors about gloomy convent life!), and being a hesitant poet, I finished late last night. My teacher belongs to the KofC, but I wonder what he will make of this...


She knew not when He first spoke
A voice without sound
A melody woven into
A tapestry of silence

She had searched for Him
In darkness and the sleep before waking
In the dappled shadows of dusk and dawn
In the blinding light of noonday sun

“Have you seen Him whom my soul loves?”
In torrents of rain and waves that crashed on barren shores
In the flight of an eagle soaring aloft, tasting the heights, consumed by living fire
In the outstretched hand and innocent cry of a newborn child

She cried out
Into the darkness
In agony
In desperation

But now
A breathe of life poured into dry bones
A Word spoken into Eternity
A call “to being from nothingness”

The Song of Songs has always been close to my heart...the ultimate romance between the Creator and his bride. Mysterium fidei!

I got a letter in the mail from my dear brother in Christ a few days ago. God willing, he will be clothed with the habit of the Franciscan order shortly! I can hardly believe it. Please keep him and those in his class in your prayers!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Somebody asked the other day why I haven't been blogging. I didn't realize anyone was still reading this corner of St. Blog's! The past few weeks have been insanely busy and an overload of emotions and thoughts with the passing of our Holy Father John Paul II and the appointment (by the Holy Spirit) of our new Papa Benedict XVI. I went to Adoration soon after I heard about our new Holy Father and bawled like a baby, both for JOY at such a gift, and for the grace of having had John Paul II for Shepherd for so many years. Days later I still haven't come up with words for such a GIFT! God be praised!

On Friday mom and I rushed madly into Pittsburgh for the delivery (a week and a half late!) of Gebreyesus, my second nephew. His daddy is Ethiopian (hence the rather unique name) which means "servant of God." Sis is doing well, although the delivery was difficult. My little two year old nephew is delighted by the arrival of the "cwying beby" and is already attempting to teach the newborn how to play with the basketball, trucks, and read Richard Scary books. The rest of us are reduced to cooing German terms of endearment over both their heads!

Finals and AP Exams are coming up rapidly, then I can head up to visit my Carmelite Sisters for awhile. Whoo-hoo!

Well, that's the news from Lake Wobegon...or something like that. Good night, and God love you!