Today’s Vortex—Seminary ‘Training’

https://youtu.be/xLz_j06cdi0

Joann Nelander

I Listened as a Tulip Spoke

 

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I listened as a tulip spoke.
Perched on her podium,
She sat in Your sunshine,
There upon my table,
Her feet wet upon stones,
Emersed from crystalline life.
No tongue could speak such eloquence.
How stately and sincere.

Earlier she had bowed low,
Her back broken,
Unable to lift her head or eyes to heaven,
But, now, she sings in colorful delight.
Her tones strum my heart’s ear.
Spritely, she smiles for having her fill
From fountains that rushed
To quench her thirst.

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She looks at You,
And preaches me a homily
Of prismatic delicacy,
And beauteous design.
Her eyes reach to finger my spirit
With the flash of black on gold,
Your Love written in her petals
Sing to my soul.

©2016 Joann Nelander

Who?

“Who do you say I am?”
Jesus asked.
Who do you say I am?

The jars lined the walls.
Each one marked:
A weight and words,
“Products of conception.”

Parts, just parts!
Parts, just parts?
Who do you say I am?

©2012 Joann Nelander

Why did Pope Benedict Resign? McCarrick, Vigano and Vatican Bank Scandal…

https://youtu.be/1Q2HSJ6cbMY

Joann Nelander

Divine Mercy in My Soul – St. Maria Faustina Kowalska – video 001

https://youtu.be/Z2f7pgecq38

Joann Nelander