The Visit

In flight

Into Egypt



Yet at peace.

You pass my way.

Because you are holy

We are worlds apart,

Yet you touch me

By your plight.

You must eat.

You must drink.

Rest a moment

Under my tent.

Holy visitors,

Let me wash your feet.

Your smiles

Enter my heart

As a symphony.

Stay the night.

Bring the star

From heaven

To light my adobe.

Dwell forever

Here in Spirit

Though you must hurry

On your way.

Journey on,

O Protector,

O Mother,

O Child.

With me,

In your hearts.

Now, I wait

For you forever.

I tucked a little rattle

Under His blanket.


He’ll hear me

In the sounds,

A remembrance,

Like a prayer,

In the rattling of beads.

By Joann Nelander

Let us pray:

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.