Listen My Son

Br. Francisco Whittaker, O.S.B., C’ 19

You can be an accuser or an advocate,

It is better to just keep quiet.

Silence, the guiding philosophy of life,

Flowed naturally, the essence of his success.

Providing sustenance of a different kind,

But also a dimension of delicate pain.

A manner of life most pure, it leaves a simple legacy.

He appears always fearful of the future,

Living life continually in sorrow,

In disguise, earnestly bringing it to perfection.

This adaptation to a new life brings countless stories,

Eternally reserved in privacy.

He who controls his tongue and remains silent, follow him,

To glory!

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