Sunday, December 4, 2011

O Eve... do not grieve



"O Eve!
My mother, my daughter, life-giving Eve,
Do not be ashamed, do not grieve.
The former things have passed away,
Our God has brought us to a New Day.
See, I am with Child,
Through whom all will be reconciled.
O Eve! My sister, my friend,
We will rejoice together
Forever
Life without end."
— Sr. Columba Guare copyright© 2005 Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

(ht The Anchoress)

1 comment:

Patrick said...

That's a pretty poem. It reminds me of the Byzantine traditional Easter icon. (http://www.printeryhouse.org/ProdPage.asp?Prod=M30) It depicts Jesus' descent into hell to redeem those passed before him. Specifically, Jesus is pulling Adam and Eve from their graves and trampling down the gates of hell.