Black Robes – a poem

A beautiful picture for each line of this stirring poem about the Blackrobes. Love it!!

Welcome to Logstown.jpg (99344 bytes)“Black robes” they were named,

Sent home to safety, yet,

Image result for jesuits in new franceReturned to the Land of certain death,

 To the souls they could not forget.

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Image result for jesuit holy mass, indiansBlack robes with water pouring,

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Baptizing all the nations,

“Alter Christi”, he is; “another Christ

Image result for french jesuit missionary baptistCalled to bring souls to Salvation.

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Black robes in quiet patience,

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Many hours he has spent,

Hearing sinner’s deeds & questions,Image result for jesuit confession

Forgiving the sins of the penitent.

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Black robes of men, anointed

The Body of Christ, he holds,

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Each day when Mass, he offers,

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And Calvary, again, unfolds.

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Black robes up on the pulpit,

Teaching, preaching what is right,

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To the souls of whose care he was given,

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To bring from darkness into light.

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Black robes, he is called Father,

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Feeling like the most sinful one,Image result for merciful Jesus shepherd

If only he saw, how great the Love,

God has for his repentant Sons.


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