Hoc Est Enim Corpus Meum

 

• • •

 

Take, all of you
and eat.
This is my Body.

Father, forgive them
they know not
what they do.

John,
this is your mother.

Father,
into your hands
I commend my spirit.

It is accomplished.

Mary!
Rabbuni!

Peace be with you!

one long
sentence of redemption
uttered
drop by drop
stalagmited
in time
etched
into the rock
of history

then
retemporized
at each mass

for the Savior’s intimacy
with each beloved

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
November, 2003

DAVID ILLIG