9 Dec 2011

Advent Reflections - O Eve

I am unashamedly borrowing this from the Anchoress, Elizabeth Scalia. It is a beautiful picture and reflection that she posted a number of years ago.

"A Trappistine nun, [the late Abbess] Columba Guare of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, who composed the texts for the Abbey’s Christmas cards, wrote this lovely poem, wherein the Virgin Mary addresses Eve with hope and gladness:
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
Life without end.
— Sr. Columba Guare 
© 2005 Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey
The poem reflects the crayon and colored-pencil drawing by another nun, Sr. Grace Remington, which you see above. It’s a marvelous image – a profound gift of a card."

Take a visit over to the Anchoress to read about reflections behind the picture HERE and HERE and also the story of this wonderful piece of music written in thanksgiving for the sister who created this wonderful image.

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