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A Poem to Sit With
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year C
January 16, 2022
J. Janda
The mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine
(Jn 2:3)

Prayers made
in secret—
in the inner
recesses
of one’s own
heart

never go
unanswered

ask—you
shall receive

seek—you
shall find

knock—the door
shall be opened

the white stone
shall be given


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 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 http://www.ltp.org