Sister Ann Marie Wainright – What Say You?

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Sister Ann Marie Wainright – What Say You?

Sunrise over the Monastery by S Joyce Fournier

Sky of pink, orange, purple –
what say you, as the sun peeks over the horizon
and warms the earth with light?

“God’s love is new every morning,
so great is God’s faithfulness.”

Cold winter wind that catches my breathThe Gate by S Ann Marie Wainright
and slows every step forward,
what will you whisper, like a gentle breeze,
when I take shelter inside the sacred space of this day’s part
of my life’s journey?

“Do not be afraid.  All things pass away,
only God never changes.”

Mid-day pause for repast, for reflection –
how will you satisfy the hunger and longing
to be farther along, to be done, and to rest?

“Nothing can separate you from the love of God
that comes to you in Christ Jesus.”

Day’s end –
at the downing of the light that paints
streaks of pink clouds across a darkening blue sky,
what is this strong, clear, sure voice I hear
singing lullabyes?

I will always be with you

“Listen for Love’s true voice,
trust where it bids you go,
and when it says, “Stay,” be still,
and be gentle,
see the sacred in the hidden, the ordinary and the weak
and the truth in the profane, the frightening and the painful.”

Sing, give voice to what you know,
O Day
O Journey
O Life
so that, at its sleeping you might hear,


“Well done, O good and faithful servant.”





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. See all of Sister Ann Marie’s blogs.





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