My mother, my daughter, life-giving Eve,
Do not be ashamed, do not grieve.
The former things have passed away,
Our God has brought us to a New Day.
See, I am with Child,
Through whom all will be reconciled.
O Eve! My sister, my friend,
We will rejoice together,
Life without end.
Thank you, Nicole for reposting this.
I would have missed this beautiful image and moving poem.
It reminded me of something our dear Cistercian friend mentioned seeing at one point in time. It was an icon or maybe just an image of St. Adam and St. Eve, although I think he remembered them being separate images. He remarked that St. Adam was a very old man which was striking to him since he hadn't thought about depicting him that way although he did wait the longest for Christ's salvation. If anyone knows of an image or images like this, let me know!
Image: Eve and Mary by Sr. Grace Remington, O.C.S.O
Poem written by: Abbess Columba Guare