Category Archives: Mission San Xavier del Bac

Seeker

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Juan Diego Chapel, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 


What the seeker sought and found…

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Prey

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona


dark sanctuary—
unsuspecting worshipers
become spirit’s prey

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Snatchers

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona
 


made for snagging kites
two palms above the mission
sniffing at the wind
~~ ~~ ~~
kite snatchers waiting for some victims

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Prey

Steeple

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona


from Vladivostok
to the Sonoran Desert
steeple by steeple
pilgrims following pathways
only eyes of faith can see

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lady Comfort

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 
“That’s cool! I wonder if each tile was made and then matched or painted on the tiles after they were put together. How tall is this? Looks like it is on a wall high above your head. Your words are truly gracious for Our Lady.”
 
(Comment left by Joe Spado aka Spadoman, blogger at Round Circle, when this post was first published on 6 December 2011. Joe’s sudden and unexpected death two days ago has left many hearts bereft.)

 


My Lady Comfort,
just to see your gracious face—
fruit and bread and wine!

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Open Arms

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Juan Diego Chapel, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 
“That is a beautiful shrine. I must get to this church next time in Tucson. I’m sad that I’ve missed it in the past with as often as I go there or pass through. Maybe in late March or April this year if all goes well. Thanks for posting this photo. I like it a lot. Peace.”
 
(Comment left by Joe Spado aka Spadoman, blogger at Round Circle, when this post was published originally on 7 December 2011. Joe died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday as he was traveling in South Dakota with his beloved wife Barbara. We miss you, Joe. There’s much less kindness and gentleness on Earth now that you are gone.)

 

With malice toward none,
she opens her arms with joy
to embrace the world.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Is There No Relief?

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Is there no relief
from the tolling of the bells
morning, noon and night?

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Juan Diego Chapel, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 
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God’s Handmaid

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Let it be to me
as the Holy One has said—
I am God’s handmaid.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 
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A Wonder

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Here is a wonder:
All malice toward Our Lady
She transmutes to joy.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 
More A-Virgin-a-Day photos and stories at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
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