Paschal Lamb

lambEDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the ninth 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.

 

 

The Paschal Lamb is offered here

In sacramental host profound,

A silent lamb, no softest sound,

No slaughter violent now appear.

Unblemished, pure, now wrapped in chains,

They lead him to another’s death.

Silent, not a whispered breath,

Not the deepest hush profanes.

Bruised and spat on, beat defiled,

Pierced full through with rusty rod,

Yet head bowed low, submission mild.

So sacrificed the Lamb of God.

Yet Lamb we in our stead did kill,

Remains for us on altar still.

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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