Following Mary’s example, the contemplative is a person centred in God. (VDQ 10)

Easter morning



      St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross (St. Edith Stein) wrote this text in 1924 when she was a teacher at the Convent of the Dominicans in Speyer. This is a very beautiful meditation as we approach the mystery of the Resurrection.




In the night obscure of the tomb,

The brilliance of sacred wounds

Traverses the depth of solid stone

Lifting it aside as a feather blown,

And from the darkness of the tomb,

Rises the body of the Son of Man,

In dazzling light, clarity radiating.


Quietly, he leaves the tomb,

Breaking dawn, peaceful, a tranquil morning

A light mist shelters the earth;

Traversed now by light, sparkling white,

And as the Savior walks in silence

The earth is barely awake.


Beneath his divine steps

Leap blossoming flowers, luminous, as never before seen

And whenever his garments touch the earth,

The earth itself shines as a burst of emerald.

Blessing flow from his hands on the fields and meadow,

Leaping fourth copious abundance.

And in the morning dew of amazing grace

Nature sparkles with joy and ovations to the Risen One

He who continues his way in silence among all people.


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