18 April 2005

from Roman Triptych II:
Meditations on the Book of Genesis
At the Threshold of the Sistine Chapel
by John Paul II

(stanza 1)

It is here, beneath this wondrous Sistine profusion of color
that the Cardinals assemble--
the community responsible for the legacy of the keys of the Kingdom.
They come here, to this very place.
And once more Michelangelo wraps them in his vision.
"In Him we live and move and have our being."

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