st. ignacio praying in the cathedral

By Sr. Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - 20 November 2017



when you stood beneath the dark canopy of sky

tears were the prayers you offered

as star light slanted through the stain glass of night . . .

silence was the chant of your midnight mass

reverence your vestments

chalice and paten held the wine, the bread of legacy

nourishing those who would come seeking

their own tears as prayer

and their own dark canopy of sky