COLLEGEVILLE, STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTAVol. XXII FEBRUARY 1910 No. 2Sip? Saat CEalLFar in the distance the sunlightGlints the last sparkle of day, And the golden lingering sunbeamsLight a pilgrim's weary way. A.way from the din of the city,Away from the ghouls of night, To a chapel of Mary, his mother,He hastens to pray for light. His form is nigh bent doubleAnd crested with silver his brow; His staff never bore such a burdenIn days gone by, as now. "A prayer before thy altar,0 Mary, pure and sweet, May pierce the clouds of heavenAnd be laid at Jesus' feet. A loving prayer at thy altar,With Faith and Hope entwined, May be a rare flower of sweetness,0 mother, fair and kind, That may bloom in my heart's dry desertAnd shed its sweetness there, That may bloom in a world of virtue,An emblem wondrous fair." Thus he stood before her altar,Addressing the Virgin Queen, With thoughts as pure, unworldly,As sunset's ocean sheen.