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Heart's Longing

Father Andy Davy, MIC, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Plano, Illinois, also writes poetry. Here, we share some of his work and his commentaries on that work in the latest installment of a series.


The Ache

In every ache of the human heart

We wait for the One

Who promised from the start

To light our path,


But lost to the numb

That comes from pain,

We can’t see clearly—

There’s too much rain!


Yet wait in the ache we must.

For courageous is he

Suffering — What for?

The Catholic Church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Sept. 14. As Christians, says Br. Eliott, MIC, we can unite our suffering to Christ’s suffering on the Cross. We can ask the Lord to save souls through the sufferings we endure (even small things, like doing our daily tasks well).

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