Writings About Nano Nagle
Take Down Your Lantern
Sister Raphael Consedine, PBVM
Society of Australian Presentation Sisters
Take down your lantern from its niche and go out!
You may not rest in firelight certainties,
Secure from drifting fog of doubt and fear.
You may not build yourself confining walls
And say: 'Thus far, and thus, and thus far shall I walk,
And these things shall I do, and nothing more.'
Go out! For needs calls loudly in the winding lanes
And you must seek Christ there. Your pilgrim heart
Shall urge you still one pace beyond,
And love shall be your lantern flame.