Headlines—November 30, 2018

https://youtu.be/QD1tWKTf0UE

Joann Nelander

The Vortex—First Things, Last Things

https://youtu.be/hxbHRR0f8ck

Joann Nelander

Wings of Silence

Wings of Silence

My Lord,
I spread my wings in this,
My poor prayer.

I wait,
Trustingly, wait,
For You, My God

You come, hovering,
And then,
Like a breeze
Beneath my pinions,
Fill and lift me.

I rest on the Wind,
Knowing,
It is Your Spirit
Holding me aloft.

At Your invitation,
I rise,
Ever higher,
Resting on the Wind.

Hugging Your hallowed Presence,
I can simply be,
Knowing,
You know me.

It is the silence of my heart,
That dares speak,
As soaring,
Without effort,
I hear Your Silence,
Your knowing,
Loving, Silence.

© 2018 Joann Nelander

Chicago miracle credited to Cardinal Newman’s intercession

https://aleteia.org/2018/11/29/chicago-miracle-credited-to-cardinal-newmans-intercession/

Joann Nelander

Fr Lankeit’s Homily for Nov. 25, 2018

https://youtu.be/Ao95BludVUk

Joann Nelander

I Am Mud

I am such a mess.
The rain falls on my soil,
And for a while I am mud.

No hint of fertility.
No hint of growth.
No hint of flowers.

Mud is self-forgetful,
A confusion of gift,
A profusion of promise.

The day will seed to my substance,
Serendipity and surprise,
Plantings for the morrow.

I shall lie here,
Loving my mud,
Waiting for the Sun.

© 2016 Joann Nelander