Corita—a poem by Colleen Kelly

For Sr. Mary Corita Clarke RDC 1932-2020


Woman of faith and grace

Strong, humble, mild,

Conquering the gloom of death

Ascending, home at last

Quietly suffering

Still offering

A way, a path ahead

Steadfast no challenge too great

Understanding, delving

Asking, seeking, mysteries

Answers deep.

Steeped in present knowledge

Veil to temple rent aside

As with beloved now abide.

Corita, coronet accept

Reward for life well-kept.