Sunday, November 3, 2013

Announcing the Investiture of Postulant Erin!



Sewing hands and singing hearts proclaim at Bethlehem Monastery of Poor Clares that there will soon be a new novice in our midst!  Postulant Erin will receive the Holy Habit of our Mother St. Clare this Saturday, November 9th, feast of St. John Lateran Cathedral.  She begins her retreat tomorrow to prepare her soul for the great event even as we continue to prepare her monastic trousseau.  Please join us in prayer for her preparation.

Erin has a great love for the Psalms and so I am sure she will be using these ancient forms of prayer in the coming days.  Here is a poem she wrote, celebrating the place the Holy Psalter has in her life:

Key of David

The key is the Tree
Master the riddle
since nothing
shall pass
Not one jot nor tittle
‘til He comes to pass
through the lock
of
 Leviathan’s depths…

so come now Nocturnal
to bar, gate, and
lock,
break open the seal
O Verbum Supernal.
Lift up the gates with Your
David’s 150
with Your Canticum
Novum
with Your Paschal
Mystery

This wheat crush and sift
Your Passion
inside me
Your Passion
inside me.

1 comment:

Phoenix Paradiso said...

Many prayers for Erin! Congratulations to her! I can't wait to see her on the 15th as a novice. God bless all of you!!!