Thursday, September 11, 2014

A CONDUIT OF GRACE (The Sacrament of Matrimony)

(Sacramental Marriage)

Too often it’s been found that love,
No matter how sublime,
Cools the heat of ardor,
When ill winds bear testing times.

Neither pledge nor promise,
Nor plighting troth suffice,
To love, honor and cherish,
Without self sacrifice.

Love comes with no guarantees,
That present bliss won’t pale,
As the cross grows heavier,
Marriage vows can flail.

If God is not a witness to,
The oaths the two will swear,
Wedding vows are easily,
Renounced should either err.

The dreary drag of custom,
Can douse the keenest blaze,
Hence this wondrous Sacrament,
Is Christ’s conduit of grace.

Myra D’Souza – 11th September 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014


 (To commemorate my 60th birthday)

Created by the Potter,
This little lamp of clay,
Though worn and chipped in places, 
Is put to use each day.

With oil He fills me daily, 
He sets the wick alight, 
I falter first and flicker, 
Then steadily burn bright.

The glow I know is feeble, 
But constant is its stream, 
With light sufficient just to take, 
A step in its soft beam.

Light enough for just one step, 
With perfect confidence, 
To fill the jar and trim the lamp, 
I trust His Providence.

The time will come when oil and wick, 
Will finally be spent, 
My little light will die on earth, 
To reignite in heaven.

Myra D’Souza / 17th August 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Divinity is tangible,
In every Sacrament,
God touches man thru’ Christ His Son,
In His New Covenant.

The Sacraments alone provide,
The strength our spirit needs,
To overcome temptation as,
We live each day the Creed.

At Baptism the Gifts received,
Help us encounter Christ,
No longer slaves to sin we walk,
As children of the Light.

Empowered by God's Spirit,
Let us run the race,
So when our life comes to a close,
We’ll meet Christ face to face.

Myra D'souza - 22 April 2014

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Was born in Mumbai.  Studied in St. Michael's Convent in Karwar.  Went to Wadia College in Pune. Did a Secretarial course in Mumbai at Nirmala Niketan and at Burnleys Institute. Came to Kuwait at 21 years of age, and still  here.  Married with 3 wonderful children a girl and two boys and a great husband.