In the quiet of thy heart comes thy King
To thee, fair one, dear one, dove and garden closed,
and to thy windowed soul He sighs and sings,
thorn-crowned, wound-red, myrrh-sweet: yea, Sharon’s Rose.
Chosen soul! Let thy heart break forth a-dawn;
spill o’er the sill of fear that damned and dimmed,
Let thy pride fall that thou might rise anon
Bourne aloft in His heart, caught up in Him.
What sweeter prison tower could thou find
Than the love-petaled bower of His breast,
Impossibly free though gentle tethers bind
Thee heart-to-heart, from which no sin can wrest
For He’s thine and shant rescind what’s given;
Give Him thy “yes” and He’ll give thee Heaven.

Jacob Boddicker, SJ

Via Imagine Sisters


"He is great because he is everything. He is a man who wants to do things, wants to build, he founded an order and its rules, he is an itinerant and a missionary, a poet and a prophet, he is mystical. He found evil in himself and rooted it out. He loved nature, animals, the blade of grass on the lawn and the birds flying in the sky. But above all he loved people, children, old people, women. He is the most shining example of that agape we talked about earlier." - Pope Francis on St. Francis of AssisiOriginal artwork: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josep_Benlliure_Gil13.jpgFull-resolution download: https://flic.kr/p/pwrMPU#StFrancisOfAssisi

St. Francis of Assisi on Flickr.

"He is great because he is everything. He is a man who wants to do things, wants to build, he founded an order and its rules, he is an itinerant and a missionary, a poet and a prophet, he is mystical. He found evil in himself and rooted it out. He loved nature, animals, the blade of grass on the lawn and the birds flying in the sky. But above all he loved people, children, old people, women. He is the most shining example of that agape we talked about earlier." - Pope Francis on St. Francis of Assisi

Original artwork: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josep_Benlliure_Gil13.jpg

Full-resolution download: https://flic.kr/p/pwrMPU

#StFrancisOfAssisi

St. Francis of Assisi on Flickr.