Friday, February 12, 2016




At the center of the entrance cloister at Monte Cassino stands this beautiful bronze statue by the sculptor A. Selva. The work is based on the description given by St. Gregory the Great, who wrote the biography of St. Benedict's life. He is standing, supported by monks after having received the Holy Communion. This statue was a gift from the German Chancelor K. Adenauer in 1952.

God's mercy and love
Lifts us out of the abyss
God's gift to us all

God's gift to us all
Everlasting joy and peace
The gift to all saints

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


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13 comments:

  1. The lift comes, no matter how deep the abyss. God's arms are long!

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  2. Many blessings to you Ms. Cathy. :)

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  3. May we all feel lifted, loved and held in God's grace.

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  4. Wonderful. Thank you Cathy.

    God bless.

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  5. When I first saw your photo... I thought, complete and utter surrender... only then can we be lifted... Thank you for this, your haiku and the beautiful music to soothe and lift us as well...

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  6. yes, may we all feel lifted, loved and held in God's grace. xo

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  7. It's beautiful....and so very awe inspiring!!!

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  8. We are reading St. Benedict's life this Lent, so this was so beautiful to see through your eyes.

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  9. So true :) Thank you for sharing this hope-filled haiku.

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