Spiritual Retreats for Married Couples

Wounded Hearts

 Oh, wounded hearts,
Oh, loving souls      
Who yearn for Christ;
Come to him.             

Come to the waters
Freely bestowed
By the Father and Mother
Of life
Our hope.



Warmly receive what is
Warmly given               
In community, in peace
In quiet.                        

Sure the storm rages;   
Sure the clash.          
Sure the shattering.  
More surely does it flow
Towards oblivion.         

Leaving peace,
Silent soothing
Hands smoothing
Disturbed thoughts
And shaking bodies.

Christ our sign 
Christ our given
Peace our goal
Life worth living
Here and evermore
                      (John,   8/21/02)


 (Photo by Jon Cowee)