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St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan

VISIONS OF BEAUTY

".... but beauty absolute, separate, simple and everlasting....this, my dear Socrates....
is that life above all others which humans should live, in the contemplation of beauty absolute....
looking and holding converse with true Beauty simple and divine...."     Plato, Symposium, 211
Prophets and poets
Dream dreams
And have visions
Of life
Uplifted
Where love and beauty
Transfigure life
So that all humans
May live in dignity
And fulfill their humanity
Where the meaning
Of life
Is understood
And justice and truth
Prevail
 
Prophets and poets
Dream dreams
And have visions
Of beauty
Exalted
Where hate and ugliness
Are transformed
Where the fallen image
Is restored
To its primal beauty
And love and beauty
Reign supreme
By Sister Ioanna,
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI
 

From: VISIONS of Love & Life & Beauty, published by St. Innocent/Firebird Videos, Audios & Books