I saw this at my sister's Abbey website this morning. May God bless the Abbess Mother Franziska OSB.
A few years ago I was presented with an African Benedictine goodbye, with the remark: "This is for you, dear Mama." He gave me a grateful smile, along with a work of art from his Tanzanian homeland. I am the Good Shepherd. (Jn 10:11)
the Good Shepherd who knows me,
carries me on his arms,
loves me, looking for me,
and delivered me from all fear.
This good news,
I may pass on by my word,
but also through my ministry,
and in any way whatsoever.
Text: M. Kloos Franziska OSB, abbess of the Abbey of St. Walburg, Eichstätt
Photo: Sr. Caritas Dirr OSB