Friday, February 26, 2016

The Bishop's Easter

Last July, on the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, while on retreat at New Melleray Abbey in Iowa, Bishop Donald Hying, the bishop of Gary, Indiana, composed a moving poem about the saint's experience of the Resurrection of Our Lord.  Now Christi Jentz, of Lumen Christi Art, has vibrantly brought the poem to artistic life.  She is offering a 5x7 giclee print of The Bishop's Easter, along with a copy of Bishop Hying's poem for $15, which includes shipping and handling.  Together, the painting and poem make a memorable and inspirational Easter gift that is sure to be treasured for years to come. For more information or to order a copy, visit this link.



Walking Down a Country Road on the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene
by Bishop Donald Hying

A cacophony of birds sings the light advancing
Orange clouds prophecy the dawn
A forest of corn awakes, dewy-eyed from sleep
Freshly-mowed fields appear labyrinthine in the early light
A blue aura of stillness transfigures the world
A bursting and breathless woman runs down the country road
Her streaming hair caught by the rays of the rising sun
The news spreads like the tongues of Pentecost, setting all on fire
For this moment I live



framed with mat, approximately 10x12, $35.00 plus shipping and handling
Walking down a country road on the Feast of  St. Mary Magdalene by Bishop Donald Hying

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful poem and artwork. God bless...

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  2. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful poem and artwork. God bless...

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