A MISSION OF DIVINE MERCY / by Joseph Castorino


As I gradually look up,

  I see luminous rose petals

Fall gently and delicately

  From the sky like snow,


  In the deep dark night.


My mission is prayer

  In the dark night of the unseen,

My mission is surrender

  In the dark night of unknowing,

My mission is love

  In the dark night of the cross.


The path before me is

  Strewn with radiant roses that

Glow like glorious lamps,

  So I faithfully travel it and find

The Eucharistic Light

  That transfigures the dark night.