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


                                          “....joking and playing are activities which are just as necessary as

                                          seriousness and hard work for the development of genuine human life.” 

                                                                           Hugo Rahner, "Man at Play"

Without the Word
The silence of existence
Would be shattering.

Without the Word
Love’s passion and energy
Would be forgotten.

Without the Word                        
Life’s blessings and abundance
Would be a mem’ry.

Without the Word
Play’s joyous celebration
Would wither and die.

Without the Word
The laughter of creation
Would be silenced.

By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI


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