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Brought to the Light: Pause and Ponder Reflection along the Pilgrim Path

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection – ‘Brought to the Light’.

Brought to the Light

Yet another lovely autumn evening

finds me once more here at the quarry.

Such a golden light illumines

the rough face of the higher rocks

above the boulder with the Calvary cross

that they speak to me of Resurrection.


I move in closer towards the wall

down where the sunlight does not reach.

What violence this fractured rock betokens!

I ponder how timeless, watery flow

laid down these sediments in an ancient sea.

But I cannot imagine the tectonic force

that shifted these beds of stone from their slumber

to leave them leaning like this, one on the other,

so that brought to the light here in this quarry

they might speak of Resurrection to me.


Fr La Flynn, Prior

20 September 2021


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