|Our Lady Hope of Africa - by Sallie Thayer www.salliesart.blogspot.com|
IN KIBEHO, MOTHER OF THE WORD
Dark Lady of Birth, Death and Rebirth
you speak out from the heart of the world:
from the glowing windows of distant temples
as I walk through the night;
in secret caves tucked into mountainsides
whose names I cannot pronounce;
in city streets and private academies;
among the poorest of the poor
and the keepers of the jewels.
Your message is uncompromising:
Brother, stop hurting your brother.
Sisters, put down your weapons,
Neighbour, open your door to your neighbours
Wake up, stand up, wash yourselves
and look up attentively.
We must dedicate ourselves to prayer,
we must develop in us the virtues
of charity, availability and humility
Touch me, merciful Mother,
to make peace with every breath.
- Mirabai Starr
|Statue of Our Lady of Kibeho, Mother of the Word|
Today is Day Five in the Pilgrimage of Twelve Days of Mary
hosted by Rebecca of Recuerda mi Corazon
You may wish to participate or just visit other pilgrims