by Renee Yann, RSM, at Lavish Mercy
Prose: from Augustine’s autobiography about his mother Monica:
And now you stretched forth your hand from above
and drew up my soul out of that profound darkness
because my mother, your faithful one,
wept to you on my behalf more than mothers
are accustomed to weep
for the bodily deaths of their children.
Instead, she was fully confident that you
who had promised the whole would give her the rest,
and thus most calmly, and with a fully confident heart,
she replied to me that she believed, in Christ,
that before she died she would see me made whole in the faith.
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Book 1
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