Spiritualities

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I met a woman

she wasn’t there

not even air

words & pictures made of light

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She was

what I have come

to behold

a spirituality

~

Alas, our fingertips danced

oceans apart

something was there

besides air

~

Words bounced around

balls of silly putty

‘tween us & then poof!

she was gone

~

She had a whip

and a smile

to employ

in a dark place

~

But I saw something

completely different

in the lady’s

smiley face

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T’was

an

angel

a spirituality

~

These pictures

they’re made to steal

with a click

do with them what you wish

~

But there are consequences

yes, she’s here, she’s gone

touched yet untouched

an internet spirituality

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Beautiful warm

so vibrant & real

hair flowing, shoulders with

a smooth firm curve

~

Eyes of color of soul

make my heart glow

make my words bounce

across the sea

~

Silly

putty

spirit-

uality!

~

Another woman come along

smoothly chirping

a bubbly brook

a fluttering floating song

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For what is she looking?

fingertips deftly dive into my pocket to find

the prayer of a tramp

a coin-less hole

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An exquisitely well mannered dove

she too welds a whip

but it’s for me to use on her

I won’t, I can’t!

~

Click

whoa!

I find pictures more pictures

pictures galore

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She’s born-again gorgeous

has no whip

nor

is she a whore

~

She’s simply there

dressed up & dressed down

in a thousand dresses

for any old horn-dog clown

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She

is

Catholic

as can be

~

And I am

old

poor

yet free

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Beloved spiritualities

flitting in & out of

my eye ~ how can I

not love you?

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Love ~ is it

really there, really here

made not of brick

made not of air?

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from Rawclyde!

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A vision of the cross…

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 It’s rugged n’

it’s old n’

it’s made

  of wood ~

 

Yet it shines

like a not too far

star

   should ~

 

And

now

I

 see!

 

It’s a growing

light

‘specially

   for me ~

 

I who have nothing

thus

oh

   so freeeeeee ~

 

So free

I am

even absent

of Meeeeeee

 

Oh

what

 tran-

 quility!

 

Pure

 spirit-

 u-

 ality!

 

Oh

to be wrapped

in this

   bright light shroud ~

 

Oh

to

be

   allowed ~

 

To be

to be

to be

   to beeeeeee ~

 

 Infinite-

ly

 eternal-

 lyyyyyyy!

 

Yeeeeeeeap, its

straight from

my one n’ only

real n’ right-on Boss ~

 

A

vision

of

The Cross

!

 

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Deep Desert Blues

by Rawclyde!

http://www.yeoldeguide.yolasite.com

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Sor Maria de Jesus de Agreda comes to America…

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Sor Maria de Jesus de Agreda (1602 – 1665), also known as Sister Mary Agreda, or the Lady in Blue, survived the Spanish Inquisition, advised the King of Spain, and left an even more inspiring legacy in her chronicle of the life of the mother of Jesus in The Mystical City of God, an eight volume set of tomes, in which she also described her own spiritual visions of Holy Mary…

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Sor Maria de Jesus de Agreda also is known to have mystically appeared in the American Southwest ~ most notably in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. There, she is revered as the legendary Lady in Blue because of the miraculous nature of her preaching appearances to the Indians, that is, without arriving by boat like all the rest of the Spaniards.  The widespread effect of her missionary work is cited in numerous historical texts of the time, predating the famous Padre Eusebio Kino’s more conventional missionary work…

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Yet, Sister Mary Agreda has yet to be canonized a saint, though there has been increasing groundswell to do so since the 400th anniversary of her birth in 2002…

~ info from Marilyn Fedewa

http://www.cambridgeconnections.net/Maria_TradRevDec05.html

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Note from Rawclyde!

Being a red-blooded American Catholic boy, I couldn’t help but run across the popular abridgement of The Mystical City of God by venerable Mary Agreda translated from the original Spanish by Fiscar Marison (Rev. George J. Blatter).  Alas, I read this fascinating fat tome from cover to cover.  Years later, stumbling into the desert town of Yuma and abiding there for a spell, after having read such a book and another beauty entitled Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill, being who I was, I couldn’t help writing, DEEP DESERT BLUES.  It took about 3 years for me to write this narrative rhyme, a long one in which I had a vision of the Mother of Jesus in the midst of a mystical adventure of my own.  It’s fiction of course.  You can read the vision part starting right here ~ DeepDesertBluesV.yolasite.com ~ and onward.  If you do read this, though, be careful ~ it rhymes ~ so you might start singing…

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Yes, I’m hearing voices…

Kaminskaia

Saint Joan of Arizona

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Saint Joan Litany

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Lord, have mercy on us!

Jesus, have mercy on us!

Lord, have mercy on us!

Jesus Christ, hear us! Jesus Christ, graciously hear us!

Our Heavenly Father, Who art God, have mercy on us!
Jesus, Savior of the world, Who art God, have mercy on us!
Holy Spirit, Who art God, have mercy on us!
Holy Trinity, Who art God, have mercy on us!

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Joan, chosen by God at Domremy, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, informed of your mission by Saint Michael and his Angels, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc Reincarnated, compliant to the call of God, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arizona, confidant and submissive to your voices, pray for us.

Saint Joan, now baby now, model of family life & labor, please pray for us.

Saint Joan of Mars, faithfully devoted to Our Lady, please pray for us.

Saint Joan, who delighted in the Holy Eucharist, please pray for us.

Saint Joan, model of generosity in the service to God, pray for us.

Saint Joan, example of faithfulness to Divine vocation, pray for us.

Saint Joan, model of union with God in action, pray for us.

Saint Joan, soldier & protectoress of President Obama, please pray for us.

Saint Joan, model of courage & purity in the field of battle, pray for us.

Saint Joan, compassionate towards all who suffer, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, the pride of Orleans, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, glory of Reims, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, liberator of your & our nation, please pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, abandoned and imprisoned at Compiegne, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, pure and patient in thy prison, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, heroic and valiant before thy judges, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, alone with God at the hour of torment, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, Martyr of Rouen, please pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, please hear us, Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, Lord.

Saint Joan, please pray for us,
that we may become worthy of the promises of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Oh God, Who hast raised up in an admirable manner, the maiden of Domremy, Saint Joan of Arc, for the defense of her faith, her country, and hopefully now, our country too, by her intercession, we ask Thee that Love Peace and Freedom may be nurtured and prevail amongst nations throughout the world; through Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha, Krishna…

Amen.

Based on a litany by Bishop Louis of Saint Dié…