Tough Love: A Poem for Sr. Maureen by Sr. Marilyn

For Sr. Maureen Coughlin, OSB 1917-2010

Jesus speaks:
Sr. Maureen, my beloved,
you are prayerful,
compassionate,
kind,
loving,
patient
gentle.
Faithfully you live the Rule of St. Benedict
Preferring nothing to Me.

I am giving you a cross to carry
a sign
of my love for you.
I need you.
I depend on you and your suffering
to help redeem the world.

Be brave.
Be strong.
Have faith.
All will be well.
My grace is sufficient for you, Sr. Maureen.

One thought on “Tough Love: A Poem for Sr. Maureen by Sr. Marilyn

  1. Beautiful poem, Sister Marilyn.

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