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Flowers in the Desert:
Cloistered Nuns in the Garden of God



What would you have of us, O Son of

Must we enter maimed and blind and lame

Into that kingdom where hearts are slain by love?

We will forsake all that we hold so dear,

Tread underfoot the love of kith and kin,

Venture far into a land unknown
and by a night in nakedness of faith

But we must ask, for we are poor, purblind:
Why did you choose us from that towering height

Whose end seemed death and bitter loneliness?




The Bride of Christ. A Cistercian Nun. Valley of Our Lady Monastery.









Was there no other way
for us who are but mortals, made

Of flesh and blood, with fallen hearts
That need to breath a lesser air than heaven’s heights?

There sounds no answer —

Only arms outstretched
in silent helplessness upon a tree

To what, embrace me there? To ravish me?

Yes! How breathlessly have I reached out to Thee

Who first reached down that I might die with Thee!!



Poem by
a Cloistered Poor Clare Colettine Nun




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To Mary among us ...

Mothers to the motherless

Children to the childless

Sisters to the sisterless

Solace in our sorrows

Sacrifice of love for all our sins

Petitions endless in our endless grief ...

Behold your mother

Behold your daughter

Behold your sister

behold the Bride of Christ

... ever in supplication on her knees for you ...and for me!

Who else will pray for us when the world has despised us, rejected us, and forgotten us? Who else will carry us on their prayers to the very Throne of God in Heaven, supplicating mercy for us, forgiveness for us ... begging our redemption when all have deemed us hopelessly lost? You know that there are none other ... and so do I.

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