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January 19, 2009
Mary's Veil returns to fill our cups with hope
BY SANDRA BRENNEIS
SPECIAL TO THE WCR
Villeneuve — I was on my second sip of my first coffee of the day. Not yet at my best when my sister called and asked, “Sometimes don’t you feel like what we do is just a drop in the bucket? That no matter how hard we all work at making the world a fair, loving place, it just seems like that work is too small.”
How could I disagree? We’ve all felt that. We turn on the radio, television or open the newspaper and we are bombarded by images and stories of humanity at its worst.
Even if it’s not death and destruction, our society suggests that our souls should be satisfied by immediate pleasure, material gain and self-serving acts.
Yet there are moments when I have seen how the accumulation of all these small acts of love and faith, have made a great difference. The writing and production of the musical play Mary’s Veil continues to be one such experience.
For those who have seen Mary’s Veil, you may remember it as the story of the mother of Christ who experienced all the joys and sorrows of womanhood, marriage and motherhood.
Though the play has been described, as a “two Kleenex show” because of some heartfelt moments, Mary’s life and message has always been one of hope. Her love, strength, faith and hope allowed her to raise a son who changed the face of the world.
I imagine she may have felt her daily actions were small, or insignificant, but that did not stop her from doing what she was called to do; one small act of love at a time.
Mary’s Veil is about filling your cup with hopefulness, with faith and with the knowledge that no one of us is in this life experience alone. Together all of our acts of love can change the world.
For our part right now, the cast and crew of Mary’s Veil continue to support West Country Hearth, the assisted living facility built for seniors in the West Sturgeon area.
Of course, each of the 40 plus volunteers involved believe in the power and truth of Mary’s message. Mary’s Veil runs at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert from March 8 to 15.
For more information about performance times, see www.marysveil.com or call Simonne at 780-458-0908. Come and fill your cup with some wholesome family entertainment that nourishes the soul.
Yes. It is just a small drop in the bucket. But eventually, I believe, the bucket will be filled.