Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
Franciscans of CanadaFranciscains du Canada

Ordo Fratrum Minorum

Advent IV

Advent IV

 

Hope and promise

in the wings of an angel

in the whisper of the message

in the yes of the young women.

 

Hope and promise

in the dreams of night

in the wisdom of the angel

in the yes of the young man.

 

Hope and promise

in the trust embodied

in the strength for the journey

in the yes of the young couple.

 

Hope and promise

in the journey to Bethlehem

in the stable as a shelter

in the yes even in the unknown.

 

Hope and promise

in the stable of long ago

in the message for us today

in the yes to bear Christ.

 

Hope and promise

in my carrying of this hope

in my living of this promise

in my yes which I give.

Come O Come Emmanuel

the time is drawing near!