Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full of grace (Mother Mary Francis P.C.C.)

               In fullness is no static state of being 
Nor yet suffices that container be 
Enlarged for more grace by each grace’s giving 
Its whole return in love to graced design. 
By more expansion of you, Mary, danger 
Of overspill grows greater with each pouring 
From zest of God’s exuberant donation 
Of grace where grace is fast absorbed and spent. 
We come to save you, inundated Mother, 
From floods of grace high rising in your soul. 
Here with cupped hearts we kneel to beg a drenching. 

Hail, Mary, full of grace, spill grace on us. 

--Mother Mary Francis P.C.C. 
Hail, Full of Grace
(being a short theological dissertation 
on the fullness of grace) 
Summon’s Spirit Cry: A Collection of Poems 
San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 1996 

Image source:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mill Valley, http://mountcarmelmv.org/

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