Ave Maria Meditations
There is this One who knows all mysteries
And who embraced them from eternity:
And this the same One, the Father’s Word, He is-
Splendor, that Word, of His Divinity.
See that One come, with love’s excess,
With charity so urgent! Say:
Son of the Father’s tenderness-
God gives us Him on this great day:
O Word! May- lifelong now-
I listen to You! So possessed by You,
That how to love be all I know.
Mother of God, tell me your mystery:
Of how your earthly life was spent: the way –
Right from the time of the Fiat,-how you’d be
Buried in adoration, Mary. Say
How -in a peace, a silence-, you
(What mystery!) could enter in
To deeps that none but you could do –
Bearing the gift of God within.
Secure in God’s embrace
Keep me, I ask. In me
His imprint may He place-
For wholly Love is He.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity