XIII. Augustine, restless heart and thief of pears

Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who sits on the throne and worship him, who lives forever and ever. They throw down their crowns before the throne, exclaiming: “Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.” –Revelation 4:9-11

Augustine, restless heart and thief of pears,

Teresa, seeking young to die for Christ,

Bold Martha, anxious hostess, worry wears,

Young Agnes knows her groom is peerless priced.

Loved John, whose head did touch that sacred chest,

Hot James, the first of twelve to meet the sword,

Mild Monica, whose wayward son He blessed,

Dark Thomas, plagued with doubt, yet seeks his Lord,

John of the Cross past Dark Nights is consoled,

John Paul the Great’s real Truth a challenge gives,

Paul knocked to earth is humbled, yet made bold,

Aquinas finds not bread, but God who lives.

Pray for us sinners stumbling in our turn,

That we might find the Way and meekness learn.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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