Community of the Sisters of the Church

Easter Mystery

New Annunciation
To Mary, in the Night of the Pasch


It was the inrush of heaven
     vibrant with life,
     (no angel visitation this),
     joy’s inflow swelling the flood
     of love, love’s banks breaking,
(It was wonder),
     heaven rushing in
     with new life and warmth,
     (He like new minted gold
     fresh from fire).
It was power, gentle yet strong
     (wonder, pondered anew).

Suddenly in the dark silence
     joy singing, and light.
     It was morning.