Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


Easter Lilies


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Ah. Such joy! Strewn across the sanctuary!

White lilies, blaring their trumpets in
a brilliant white chorus; continuing
for days and then into weeks.

Now their nodding drooping heads are

covered with quantities of bright yellow
pollen. And having spent their beauty
And mingled their fragrance with the
sacred incense, they were sent forth.

Dismissed, to line the walkway up to

the church – an honour guard of
curious sentries – with strong stems and
robust green leaves raised high.

One by one they depart, in the arms

Of the faithful, perhaps to be planted
In a garden amidst later blooming
companions who, upon seeing such
Stalwart witnesses will rise up and finish
the Paschal Tide…in like form.

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Written by Hannah De Lisser

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