Hope is….A thing with Feathers

December 16, 2011

Thanks to Amy McEntee for sharing Emily Dickinson’s poem via facebook:

Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all,
and sweetest in the gale is heard
and sore must be the storm
that could abash the little bird
that kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land
and on the strangest sea;
yet, never, in extremity, it asked a crumb of me.

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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