WHAT WILL WE DO?
What will we do when we’re free again?
Emerge from our cocoons: cells of self-knowledge,
*Catherine-like, God-infused, eager for mission?
Or will isolation be our sheathe,
content withdrawal from community’s demands,
from the world’s pain,
where millions complain, “I can’t breathe.”
Let us form thoughts that breathe
into being a new way of living.
Share words of hope, born of conviction and passion.
Listen to the heart of the other
beat a rhythm that connects
the ancient past to the unseen future
through the fragile present.
And then ………….
make a pact ………..
* St. Catherine of Siena was in self isolation for three years due to the Bubonic Plague.
Sr. Maeve McMahon OP