“ They glorified God in me”
I SAW thee once and nought discern’d
For stranger to admire;
A serious aspect, but it burn’d
With no unearthly fire
Again I saw, and I confess’d
Thy speech was rare and high;
And yet it vex’d my burden’d breast,
And scared, I knew not why.
I saw once more, and awe-struck gazed
On face, and form, and air:
God’s living glory round thee blazed –
A Saint – a Saint was there!
St John Henry Newman
O Lord, give me the grace to recognise God’s light and beauty in everyone I meet.
Teresa Jankowska (Oxford) March 2023