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Monday Minute 12-16-19

Just wanted to share a meditation on one of my favorite images of the mystery we celebrate these Advent days. May it speak to you in the quiet of your heart. May Mary, Our Good Mother, pray for us.



Yet you do not blink.

In the intimacy of a bedchamber

Your soul is awakened from sleep,

Fragile flesh before angelic brilliance.


Your rumpled night sheets tossed aside,

You listen in peace with your whole self

To the question that will define history.

Holding its breath for your answer,

All heaven pauses.





Here it begins.

In such utter simplicity,

In quiet strength, at the appointed hour,

With the rippled rungs of time at your feet,

And the broad lines of history at your back.


At the balance of His grace in your will,

Eve reborn, humanity to be redeemed

Through a child, from a virgin

Whose name is Mary..


(J. Michael Sparough, America Magazine, March 31-April 7, 2008)


Br. Brice Byczynski, FMS '67



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