In celebration of the Easter season, we are continuing our Spirituality Wednesday series with writings from our sisters every Wednesday. However, because April is also National Poetry Month, we’re highlighting our sister-poets this month, too!

Below is a poem by Dominican Sister of Hope Jo-Ann Iannotti. Stayed tuned throughout the month (on Wednesdays and throughout the week) for more poetry from the Dominican Sisters of Hope.


I have been looking for a reason to thaw,

to unfold into the truth.

Petals of perfection

stretch into the light,

Intoxicate the eye,

And relax in resurrection

Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

This post was written by Dominican Sister of Hope Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP. A poet, artist, and spiritual director, Sister Jo-Ann is now the Art and Spirituality Coordinator at Wisdom House Retreat Center in Litchfield, CT.

For more on Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti, click here.