Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Triduum

This is my photo of a cross we often use in our chapel. It was designed by the late Br. Frank Kacmarcik, OSB, of St. John's Abbey. Our Sr. Charlotte wrote her doctoral dissertation on Brother Frank's outstanding artistic contributions to liturgy which included, among others, graphic designs and worship space design. Her article on him is online---go to page 4. She's also the one who first saw this "photo opportunity" on the wall right behind us one Sunday morning during our pre-liturgy music practice.

Blessings of the holy days of this weekend to all of you.

The Vast Ocean Begins Just Outside Our Church: The Eucharist

Something has happened
to the bread
and the wine.

They have been blessed.
What now?
The body leans forward

to receive the gift
from the priest's hand,
than the chalice.

They are something else now
from what they were
before this began.

I want
to see Jesus,
maybe in the clouds

or on the shore,
just walking,
beautiful man

and clearly
someone else

On the hard days
I ask myself
if I ever will.

Also there are times
my body whispers to me
that I have.

Mary Oliver