Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Our Refectory Advent Wreath



Four Candles now burn on our Advent Wreath.  Christmas is almost here!  All of you are in our prayers as we make our final preparations for the birth of Christ.  Blessed Christmas to one and all from your Poor Clares at Bethlehem Monastery!

 Advent Wreath

Into my circling interlace of days,
 Come, O Child!
See my gathered years
Stretch up to you
            On wicks of yearning
Spirit-kindled
In cry the Father always hears.

Wonder lurks in shadows
Too bright for eye’s bearing.
The Light is coming!

Candles count down
           Intervening hours
Till Your complete possessing           
          Turn them to stars
And the Night breaks
           Into song.

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