With permission from the Editor at the excellent Catholic Truth blog, I share with everyone this beautiful poem dedicated to the great Archbishop Lefebvre by Tom Weir to commmorate the blessing of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Glasglow, Scotland, September 13th, 1986. It can be found in the April 2016 edition of the Catholic Truth Newsletter.
Most Gracious Archbishop,
True Shepherd of your flock;
Defender of the One True Church,
protector of the Rock.
While brother Bishops scorn you,
and rebuke each word you say,
By your guidance and example,
from the Truth we cannot stray.
A pious humble prelate
and loyal priest of Christ.
When liberal ways deceived the fold,
you could not be enticed.
Steadfast until death are you,
no compromise you give.
And for many Catholics everywhere,
their true faith they can live.
Those many years ago, your Grace,
when you were first ordained;
To the vows made on that special day,
you devoutly have remained.
Your love of Christ and Holy Church,
her doctrine you defend;
Against the powers of Satan,
you will fight until the end.
This, our tribute, comes to you
From Scotland far away
Where Saint John Ogilvie was martyred
for the Mass we keep today.
He, like you, would not deny
his ordination vow.
But how many modern clergy
would gladly do that now.
God bless you dear Archbishop,
And give you special grace;
That in the future years to come,
We shall see your smiling face
With all those priests around you,
Who bring the Mass of Trent;
May Our Lord protect you always,
To us all, you’re heaven-sent.
What a beautiful poetic tribute to our dear Archbishop Lefebvre! And it ever remains true.
~Damsel of the Faith