The Whirlwind


EDITOR’S NOTE:  Today is the first day we offer 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.






A burning whirlwind of desire

To share with us th’ eternal meal,

Yet full aware what would transpire,

The agony within conceal.


A yearning to complete the race,

Establish firm the heavenly reign,

Yet price to bring this rule of grace,

A fear that pulses every vein.


Oh Passion! How that ardent heart,

Drowned deep within a lonely sea,

Must ache inside so torn apart

With flaming longings contrary.


This heart in violent tempest thrown,

Leaves that the wand’ring flock may eat

His body, blood, his very own,

Poured out in full, His gift complete.


What precious, final, longed-for gift,

The gift of Passion from above,

This bread and wine, to Heaven lift,

Unending, total gift of Love.


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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