(written by Father Kentenich in Milwaukee, May 1965)
My room (home) is your shrine,
where you work to the glory of the Father.
There he transforms my entire being
into the Trinity’s most beloved shrine,
where the sanctuary light constantly burns
and the glow of love never dies;
where the fire of sacrifice upon sacrifice
banishes all selfishness from the heart;
where roses adorn the altar
and lilies never cease to bloom;
where paradisal breezes waft
and raise heart and mind to heaven;
where the spirit of the world cannot enter
as in the eternal city of Sion;
where peace reigns and happiness laughs
because God’s angel keeps diligent watch;
where Christ rules and is triumphant
and leads the whole world to the Father.