Jesus at St. Patrick's
When Jesus came to Soho with Anne Magher,
He brought her to St. Patrick's out of danger,
He travelled here with every traveller,
And since St. Patrick knew Him in each stranger,
St. Patrick's welcomed him with all the others.
So Jesus said, I'll stay to see it through,
I'll stay till we can get the healing done,
I'll stay here at the heart of things with you,
I’ll stay in school, disguised as everyone.
So he's been with us as our school has grown,
He's in the story each new person brings,
From Soho's crowded 'rookery' we've flown
To flourish where each growing spirit sings,
And nestlings learn at last to trust their wings.
A poem for St. Patrick’s School
by Malcolm Guite