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Holy Darkness (6)

O night of admiration, full of choirs,
O night of deepest praise,
And darkness full of sweet delight!

-Thomas Merton, A Book of Hours

** For the season of Advent I am posting a reflection each Sunday on a theme from the lectionary readings and then during the week offering a poem each day to highlight that theme — see this past Sunday here **

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