• CFR Sisters

The Silence Calls


Why am I afraid

of the silence that reveals

the Truth deep within -

The silence that draws me away

from the glitter,

the noise,

the rush to buy, to gratify,

to prove myself - to who?


"Everything can wait!"

The Wise Men proclaim.

"Set your face like flint

upon the Light

that knows no darkness!"


Then the Shepherds beckon me to run -

Run to the Promise they heard that

silent night,

"You are no longer an outcast,

a stranger, an orphan!"


Away, away from dark fears and into wonder

For the silence calls me -

to encounter the Light,

to recognize the Promise,

to see the Virgin - ah! - holding God.



Sr. Catherine Mary, CFR