Matt’s Christmas Eve

I don’t know Matt but Christmas Eve coming back from church this stood,

the only brightness in the cemetery. Passed by again today and again stopped.

That’s how I know this was Matt, by those who signed the back.

What it brought to mind

was that so many people that I knew,

that you knew

and that the world knew left the world in 2020 for Celestial Rest.

Oh Lord, Hear Our Prayers For Them.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Behind the monstrance (used to hold the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration) is a sculpture of St. Francis helping Christ down from the cross. I don’t know the artist that created this work but it is based on a painting by Bartolome Murillo in 1668. The broadest interpretation would be that St. Francis was seen by many as turning away from earthly things and embracing the suffering Christ. Who do we know that is suffering that could use a call, a card or a tender touch.