The Composury
of Doug and
Norvene Vest

Benedictine contacts:

www.valyermo.com
www.osbva.org
www.osb.org/oblates
www.osb.org/retreats
www.benedictinesisters.org
www.stplacid.org

 

Others:

St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Charlottesville, VA
www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org
Norvene’s alma mater
www.pacifica.edu

 

Notes and Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Nebula Media for their collegial work in renewing our website.

Life Review

Certainly more
than a hundred times,
I’ve met Martha and Mary
in biblical Bethany,
introduced each time by the gospel of Luke,
and most times having discovered
something new each meeting!

Does one hundred strike you as a count too high?
Might at first, but note:
Fifty years by twice each year,
gives one hundred;
I’m willing to ask for more,
but we’ll not bicker about that now.
Instead hear this:
most every time we meet
something new emerges!

That’s the richness of any story
well told and thought about.
So, let’s face it,
rewards also come when one thinks
back on life;
there’s a richness there also.