Print

RP4 02r

Solomon in all his glory
Was not as well-adorned
On his throne of ivory
As the sweet-smelling lily.
The simple daisies
Surpass the great king
And all these little flowers
Shine only for You.
 
11 MAGDALENE
 
From the virginal procession
Offering You its love,
The snow-white mantle
Will shine forever.
As for me, from a sad life,
I offer You the end
Alas! I have stained it
While still at its dawn!....
 
12 JESUS
 
If I love the pure
And brilliant fires of dawn
Oh Mary! I also love
A beautiful radiant evening.
My goodness without equal
Would like that the sinner
 And the virginal soul
Rest on My heart.
 
13 MAGDALENE
 
Don't You have Your angels
With their sublime ardor?...
On their white hosts
Pour out Your favors....
As for me, a poor sinner,
I have not deserved
The ineffable tenderness
Of Your intimacy.
  
14 JESUS
 
Much higher than the angels
You will rise one day
They will speak your praises
Envying your love....
But on earth,
To draw hearts to Me,
You must live alone
And pray for sinners!...
  
15 MAGDALENE
 
Oh! I feel my heart burning
With an extreme love!
 
 
 
© Washington Province of
Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc