July 17, 2009

My Journey to God

Ode to Joy

We watched
you marry,
promise your love,
pledge your lives,
to God and each other
beneath the crucifix,
the tabernacle
and the mural
of St. Joan of Arc
on a sunny
and seventies
spring day
that was
picture perfect
and holy
in the joy
you will share

By Mary Ann Wyand

(Mary Ann Wyand, the senior reporter for The Criterion, is a member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis. She wrote this poem for J.P. and Kelly (Heider) Wyand, her son and new daughter-in-law, who were married on April 18 at St. Joan of Arc Church in Indianapolis.)

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