By St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942)
Feast day August 9th.
Who are You,sweet Light, that fills me
And illumines the darkness of my heart?
You lead me like a mother’s hand,
And should You let go of me,
I would not know how to take another step.
You are the space that embraces my being
and buries it in Yourself.
Away from You,it sinks into the abyss
Of nothingness,from which You raised it to the light.
You, nearer to me than I to myself
And more interior than my most interior
And still impalpable and intangible
And beyond any name,
Holy Spirit eternal love!