Image15.gif (14835 bytes)Image15.gif (2172 bytes)Catholic-Animals



The Wicket Gate

I drifted one night to the wicket gate

My guardian angel and me,

And enshrouded inside, full of heavenly grace

The beasts of the Earth welcomed me.

With eyes of love, and a noble stance

They resided on infinite lea.

Their pitiful slaughter erased from their eyes

Just forgiveness for all to see.

For the butcher below holds the knife for us all,

Does that make us conscience free?

I often visit the wicket gate,

As I drift into heavenly sleep,

But those soulful eyes of the noble beast

Haunts my life, as they live in God’s keep.

~Patricia Gargan

For questions, comments and submissions, please contact:
Deborah Jones at The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare

| Home Page | Archive | Ark Table of Contents | Comments on Topical Issues  | Debate - Discussion | Links | Poetry | Prayers | Programs | Selected Articles and Reports |

The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare - Providing Christian education, research, study, instruction, teaching, theology, forum and publications concerning animal rights, welfare, God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Holy Spirit, Bible, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, compassion as they relate to bioethics, vivisection, animals, creature, creatures, hunting, pets, factory farming, fur, creation, conservation, environment, rodeos, bullfighting, cockfighting, cruelty, lifestyle, ethics, St. Francis, acquinas, Vatican, vegan, vegetarian, veganism, vegetarianism, environment, ecosystem, The Ark, ark

This site is hosted and maintained by:
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation
Thank you for visiting
Since date.gif (991 bytes)