My Comfort

Guest Writer V6 N3 2018

Many things happen everyday
Ones that sometimes doubt my faith
But one constant is there to listen
And it is the Theotokos
God-Bearer.

She sweetly and confidently listens
Even with the number of children ask for Her prayers
Never a blind eye She turns
Nor a deaf ear to Her people
She covers us with Her mantle

Lady of many names and faces
Untier of Knots
Perpetual Help
Good Counsel
Mater Dolorosa

Of Guadalupe
Of Fatima
Of Lourdes
Of Czechowa

Shine your beautiful face towards us oh Lady
You who are the Blessed One
Chosen to bring the One who would bear all for the world
Chosen to bring our prayers to ears of the One
Blessed Mother be with us always

Erica Link

Erica Link is a thirty-seven year old mother of one daughter. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at The University of South Carolina Aiken in Gender studies—in particular how domestic violence affects different gender identities. She has been writing poetry since high school. Erica is the music director at her parish–St. Francis Old Catholic Church in Augusta, GA.