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