Sister Ann Marie Wainright – Bent Over Woman

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Sister Ann Marie Wainright – Bent Over Woman

Small cross with passage

Bend
o
v
e
r
woman. . .
Receive
your cross, symbol of
the life
you are undertaking.

Bend
o
v
e
r
woman. . .
Lift
your cross of daily
surrender.
He must increase,
and you must
decrease.

Bent
o
v
e
r
woman. . .
Why do you weep,
your eyes downcast
avoiding my
gaze?
“I cannot stand up
straight under the
weight of this
chain, this
cross.”

SNAP!

Bent
o
v
e
r
woman. . .
DANCE!
for each link
is bent
out of shape
for your
liberation.

Woman, why do you
Bend
o
v
e
r ?
“Because,”
she says,
“It’s part of the
DANCE!”

Broken-Chain

 

 

Sister Ann Marie Wainright

Sister Ann Marie Wainright

Sister Ann Marie Wainright is a Benedictine Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she worked as a CPA for many years before earning dual masters degrees in counseling and pastoral studies. Sister Ann Marie is interested how people encounter God in their daily lives and how they use their faith and spirituality in meeting difficult challenges.

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