Now let us lovingly spread out on Holy Week's velvet cloth

the most precious jewels of faith our fathers and mothers have given us:

Paschal stories and songs and sacraments.

Let us hear and touch and treasure them:

so brightly sparking with the light of Christ risen,

so calmly dispelling the darkness of hearts and minds,

so gently entombing us and raising us to life.

- St. John's Abbey