From The Soil To Carmel.

(In memory of my late sister, Mary,
who when young we referred to as ‘Cutty’.
Of course my sister is not the subject of the verse.)

 A young farm labourer’s daughter
Trained well for farming work
Until in her late teens she
Decided to follow Christ.
Then after some discussions
With advisable nuns Sheila
Opted for the Order
Of The Carmelites.

After some years of study
And contemplative prayer
She became a nun of the order
Of St. Teresa and St. John Of
The Cross. Which involved
Various trips and retreats at
Different Convents around
The world…

An experience considered as
A-one by an Irish Colleen
Following her mounting of
The steps of Carmel. While
Her love of Mary ensured a
Growth in her person akin
To Our Mother of The
Immaculate Conception.

Yes, Sheila, to be renamed, Sister
 Mary, entered the Mystical Garden
Of Love whose source is He who
Is Love. A life travelled by many
Which akin to life in general has
Its crosses and The Eucharist
For survival.

But a vocation loved by a farm labourer’s daughter
Now dwelling in the Garden of Love at Mount Carmel.
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Liam Ó Comáin

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