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Prophetic Endurance

A Walk in the Garden


Man of Sorrows 


The face was not cold, 
like expensive white marble, 
but lonely, 
discomforting with 
a wider, deeper 
acceptance of the north sun:
orange, and 
alluring. 
 
He hung with hands
outstretched in a cold cathedral,
subdued martyrdom
latent in the echoes
of the ornate gold throne.
 
Familiar with anguish, 
the tapestry hangs on the wall: 
millions of gilt gold threads 
and singular purity, 
the face of a madonna 
with child.
 
--Emily Isaacson, The Fleur-de-lis Vol I

    

Seminary of Christ the King, Mission Abbey, Mission B.C. Photograph by Emily Isaacson

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