O, just leave me here silently alone,
The chill and cold around me
And let no people be with me
Here alone I grow not weary.
For Thou, O Jesus, art with me
I have never been so close to You.
Stay with me, with me, Jesus sweet,
Your presence makes all things good for me.
Blessed Titus Brandsma
O Jesus (excerpts)
Before the image of Jesus in prison
12/13 February 1942
Featured image: Jesus instructing Nicodemus, a painting by Jacques Jordaens (Flemish, 1593–1678) was executed in oil on wood panel. It is held in the collections of the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels. Our detail of the painting was provided by Jean Louis Mazieres on Flickr (Some rights reserved).