Bill Of Divorce
hereby do declare before the presence of Jesus
Christ My Lord, in the arms of My Spouse the
Holy Spirit, and beneath the outstretched hands
my Father, that I divorce you, O death, with
all my strength, with all that I
of, I divorce you, with all the love within
my blessed soul ... I
divorce you ... too long
have you bound me in my fears, too long have
your shadows over my joy!
I offer you this day my bill of divorce that
henceforth you shall have no power
over me ...
For I have seen, and that by grace, my soul
is beyond your power, not for a
second in time will your shadow ever touch my
What does it matter, that my body diminishes,
that my physical being ages and
It is but the shell of what is yet to come ...
but my immortal soul is free, free
from your power, I shall live unto God ...
At the end of my earthly pilgrimage Mary, Most
Holy will hold my soul in her
hands and gently
release me into glory ...
I divorce you oh death, dark Lord of the deep!
Come not near me, try not to
embrace me with
your fears ...
For my blessed soul will live in God, I ask
only that the time left to me may
be a time when my soul will be perfected in
beauty even as my body will
wrinkle, erode and decay ...
All I ask is that love, love will grow and grow
within me, love ... that when I am
the shadows of this world, when the separation
of my body from
my soul becomes a reality, that
my God will find a soul, my blessed soul, a
of beauty offered for the salvation of
O death you are in reality so paltry, so insignificant,
and a great deception ...
My soul and all within it will live forever ...
O Jesus my Spouse, My love and life, I ask
only that I may love you more and
Death thou art divorced, unmasked
and dismissed ...
Can you not see, I too shall yet sing on the
eternal shore, where I shall praise
and love my God with a new and glorified body ... and
shall be reunited with all
those whom I have
loved on earth and indeed with those I have
O my God how perfectly you have made man and
woman, body and soul, Heaven bound to earth,
and earth to Heaven.
By the power of your Spirit, the flame of all
truth, open the hearts and minds
of men to the
beauty of their souls.
I am, forever your Consecrated Nun, your bridal
lover, your spiritual mother,
your child, all
things and thus it is and ever shall be ...
O my soul!
This Day, June 24th 2012 in the Year of
A Cloistered Poor Clare Colettine Nun
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Submitted to the Boston Catholic Journal
June 24, 2012