Monday, May 6, 2013

Mornings with Mary

Mother of God
similar to fire,
ignite my heart in prayer

Where once I stood on familiar ground,
selecting my spiritual experiences
like choice morsels from a well-tended larder,
now my garden has gone up in flames
and I thirst only for the Living God

Let me swallow the Sacred
and burn with that Presence,
illuminating a way home to the Truth.

Lit from within,
let my blazing heart become a sanctuary
for the weary traveller,
until this long night lifts
and dawn unfolds her new radiance
                                                                                   -    Mirabai Starr

And so we start the week with
Mornings with Mary

May you find inspiration in the burnt garden and the regeneration
offered by the Sacred Heart of Blessed Mary

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  1. What a beautiful shrine, Hettienne! I love the words, too. xx

  2. You have so many lovely elements to this shrine,
    in particular the winged sacred heart of Mary.
    You really have a such a talent for divine art,
    and finding a perfect prayer to match. ♥♥

  3. This shrine is a beautiful piece of art!

  4. thank you hettienne,
    i have visited several times today to take in your beauty and read your inspiring offering!
    thank you for filling me with a wildfire love of mary!

  5. What a moving shrine this is, Hetienne and I love Mirabai's poetry.


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