December 1986


Relief at St. Joseph’s Oratory



long and silent

dark and empty



wandering these halls

footsteps silent

in the shadows

lost in myself


in relief

and carved in stone

around a corner

just turned


sudden awareness

of a sacrifice

so freely made

floods me

drives me to weep


He went through this

for such as I?


I was in Montreal visiting some friends

and was at St. Joseph's Oratory when I

saw  a representation of Christ on His

cross.  Until that moment the reality of

His sacrifice had not completely struck

me. Click here to see what I saw.