This week, we are happy to feature work from a very special guest poet – our own Sister Colleen Gibson!


“The Promise of Darkening Dust”

The journey we walk is long
but we must keep on walking
One foot in front of the other
From one passing moment to the next
Until we feel the dust rise
and settle on our skin
Grime that gives us a signal of movement
A hint of grace
And has us ask
What settles on our soul
when we won’t settle for less,
when we pursue truth
and stir up the well worn paths,
What rises then is what we’re meant to carry
With each new step a discovery
a gift
a movement that connects what was
to what will be
and begs for us to feel our souls
on the road
and to just keep going
no matter the dust or deterrents
to a place and a moment
full of promised hope
and enlightened love.

-Colleen Gibson, SSJ


“The Promise of Darkening Dust” – a Poem by Colleen Gibson, SSJ