remainEDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the eighth in a series of nine Eucharistic poems by Br. Dain, leading up to Corpus Christi.  We hope they will be an inspiration for your prayer and reflection.



Can coals within a furnace hot

Refuse to brightly glow?

Or cold debris in river tossed

Not with that river flow?


Can stones with in a flowerbed

Not share the rose’s scent?

Or leafy boughs ‘neath early snow

Remain unbrok’n, unbent?


Can water not be turned to ice

Amid the freezing cold?

Or when some danger threatens child

Can father not be bold?


Can ship sail calm across the sea

When rages violent storm?

Or lovers look indifferently

On love that’s deep and warm?


When autumn frost is setting in,

Can leaves remain unturned?

Or thrown into a blazing fire,

Can wood remain unburned.


Could Moses stand before his God

And still leave not a trace?

For each time he before him stood

They covered up his face.


And we, who in the Eucharist

To holy ground here came,

Can we now leave this sacred place

And go back home the same?

About Br Dain Scherber LC

Br Dain Scherber LC is a religious seminarian of the Legionaries of Christ. Born and raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota, he attended the Legion’s high-school seminary in New Hampshire at the age of 13. He did his first two years of seminary in Dublin, Ireland before being transferred to Connecticut, where he continued his studies in the classical humanities for two years and worked as an assistant on the formation team for four years. He is currently studying philosophy at the Legion’s Center for Higher Studies in Rome.
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2 Responses to Irresistible

  1. Br. John VanDorpe, LC says:

    Didn´t know you were a poet, Br. Dain!

  2. Kathleen says:


    I have enjoyed your poetry. They offer great reflection for me. Thank you.

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