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  • Chris Williams

Monday 15th June - Icon of the Day

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;

And I was filled with such delight

As prisoned birds must find in freedom,

Winging wildly across the white

Orchards and dark-green fields; on - on - and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;

And beauty came like the setting sun:

My heart was shaken with tears; and horror

Drifted away ... O, but Everyone

Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

‘Everyone Sang’ by Siegfried Sassoon

Image: Miniature of King David playing harp, decorated initial 'D'(omine) and foliate borders, at the beginning of the Penitential Psalms. Image taken from f. 88 of Book of Hours, Use of Chartres. Written in Latin, with a calendar in French.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for For all workers having to adapt to new ways of working.


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