Written by Sr Catherine (perhaps Bartl) for
Mother Augustine’s 51st Birthday
and given to her with two dolls dressed as Nuns.
St Joseph’s Mansions
By day and by night I have heard you sighing,
But Jesus and Mary whom once I protected,
|And now before March brings too busy a time,
I’m sending two fine little nuns along.
Their hearts are still pure, their aims quite sublime;
They are hopeful and willing and happy and strong.
They can draw with their pencil, can paint and can stencil,
|Now, dear Mother General,
Dismiss cares ephemeral,
And make of your birthday
A really bright mirth-day.
And ne’er again worry!