Appleton, WI

Aug 1: Day by Day with Father Bill

Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

From Sister Mary Lou Kownacki’s Blue Heron and Thirty-Seven Other Miracles:

I, too, saw Black Elk’s vision
of the center of the world,
a sanctum sanctorum,
a sacred space,
when I walked by my father’s bedroom
last night
and saw
this 80-year-old man
kneeling beside his bed
wrapped in prayer,
head bowed,
eyes closed,
gnarled hands clasped together
over his heart,
the faint reflection of the night light,
shining on his face
like a flickering sanctuary lamp.

Is this not a miracle?

Father Bill +