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She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

  “At Mass
is hidden

in bread

on the

he hides
in the

alone afraid

he is all
around us

we must
attend him”

she says

J. Janda

J. Janda’s poems have appeared in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and literary publications, as well as in books of his own poetry.

The present poem comes from the Janda's book, In Embrace.

Art by Martin (Steve) Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go