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A Dominican Mother’s Day Poem

Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

May Mary guard you, Mother Dear,

And ease your pain and sorrow;

Beneath Her care you need not fear

Life’s threatening tomorrow!


That is my wish as this, your day,

One milestone passed, reminds us

How far along the homeward way

Each year, in fleeting, finds us.


And so I greet you, o’er the space

That parts but cannot sever;

May God send down His richest grace

And keep you safe forever!


By Br. Francis Vollmer, O.P.

This poem originally appeared in the June 1923 issue of Dominicana

Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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