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Blessed Fr. Moreau, Stained Glass Window
Stinson-Remick Chapel, University of Notre Dame

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)


Possibly—it was the tenth
Mile and my sock rubbed
Raw the ball of my foot

And after—snowy, ice, wet
Rain drizzling—I took
My hat and coat off—almost

Home—thinking I’ll go talk to
Mama Mary over at Mount Calvary
She always says, “Come see me.”

The temperature was irrelevant
As I was hot-- walking-- wearing layers
And I turned down a car ride

For the sake of penance—listening
Now—I imagine a priest walking
Sixty miles to seminary with his father

And Father Moreau walks me
Across the street safely—
Its listening more—not the

Requesting, pleading prayers—
Meditating on the mysteries—
And listening.

To obtain a favor through the
intersession of Blessed Father Moreau

Lord Jesus,
Source of all that is good,
you inspired Basile Moreau
to found the religious Family of Holy Cross
to continue your mission among the People of God.

May he be for us a model of the apostolic life,
an example of fidelity,
and an inspiration as we strive to be followers of Jesus.
May the Church be moved to proclaim his saintliness
for the good of all people.

Lord Jesus, you said:
“Ask and you shall receive.”
I come to you to ask that you hear my prayer.
It is through the intercession of Venerable Father Basile Moreau
that I ask …

May I learn to imitate his holiness and service
and look to him confidently
in times of need.


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Plog Post: Friday, January 20, 2017