28 February 2013

The Task

So the seat is vacant now
Every Catholic to his knees
Cry to heaven for reprieve
Until a time when smoke he sees

Next in long unbroken line--
Deemed feeble and in full retreat--
Emerges Peter with hidden strength
Mary's glory and the foe's defeat

     Can we wonder anymore?
     Or doubt Christ's holy providence?
     Recall His Promise and His keys!

To the rough hewn Cross he goes
Unto the end which is his part
Until Your Mother's triumph, Lord--
Man of Rome, After Your Heart!

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