Wednesday, May 27, 2015

[Garden Shrine]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pentecost Sunday, 2015

Come, Father of the poor,
Come, giver of gifts,
Come, light of the heart.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Vigil of Pentecost 2015

Feast of Pentecost

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sweet Mary, Mother dear, pray for us.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Sweet Rest of the child of Mary.
In the arms of my mother I do not fear the storm. Bouasse Lebel 545

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

You Rescue the Orphan
vers 1850, "recueillez l'orphelin"

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Homage to Mary
One of the flowers of Mary,
The forget-me-not symbolized
The Eyes of Mary

Ascention of Our Lord

copper engraving, verso of title page ~  from book
by Theophilo Spizelio Vetus Academia lesu Christi dated MDCLXXI (1671)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

My beloved has gone home.

Please forgive the interruption of daily posts.  My beloved husband, Alan, has gone home to be with the Lord.  Please pray for him.
I will return to this work as soon as I can.
In the meantime, visit the links below for the Month of May.  May they bring you close to the beauty of Our Lady, Mother and Queen.

Friday, May 1, 2015

MAY: The Month of Mary

Images gathered for the month of May celebrate devotion to Mary.
miniature ink and watercolor unsigned

Small Album ~ Pentecost

Samall Albums ~ Trinity Sunday

Feast Days and Solemnities in May for which holy cards are included:
1. St. Joseph the Worker: (optional Memorial), May 1
8. Repose of St. John, Evangelist and Theologan, May 8 (commemorated in Eastern Church)
14. Feast of the Ascension Celebrated 40 days after Easter in most of the world, the Feast of the Ascension falls on Thursday, May 14, 2015. In the USA it will be celebrated on that day in the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and the state of Nebraska. In all other dioceses of the United States, the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension is transferred to the following Sunday, May 17, 2015.
24 Pentecost Sunday, 2015
31 Trinity Sunday, 2015
31. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin: Feast, May 31
31. Queenship of Mary: Solemnity May 31/Aug.22

Italics indicate a Movable Feast

Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker, May 1

Divine Child
You lived by the work of your hands.
A. Jourdain, Paris

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jesus feeds them with his hand
and of his virtues he perfumes them.
Bouasse Lebel 1492

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Good Shepherd
gives His life
for His sheep.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vesper of the Sunday of the Good Shepherd

The sheep who are always held close to their Pastor are the most favoured. 
He feeds them with a portion of the same food with which He himself is nourished. 
 ~St. Teresa of Jesus
Bouasse Lebel
Mary is the link that unites us to Jesus.
Original hand painted illumination signed by artist with monogram
Von genies! penned beneath in German: By genius!

Friday, April 24, 2015

That which I do not see, I believe.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For witness of my sins I want only Jesus.
Hand painted on silk

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Oh Jesus, our friend, be Thou our guide and our protector.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

He feeds me, lest I faint or fall or die
with food from Heaven.
He, his own self, in wondrous mystery
to me has given.
Bouasse Lebel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Like little birds, let us hasten to Jesus; 
He will give us the Bread of Angels.
Basset 398

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Third Sunday in Easter

The Vine of God's own Heart
desired and implored the Sun.
She expects everything
 FROM HIM... Nothing has meaning WITHOUT HIM...
She seeks HIM ONLY.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I am pleased with those who are as sweet and gentle as the lamb.

Friday, April 17, 2015

As a mother caresses her child, so I comfort you.  
Bouasse Lebel 782B

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Come, all ye who seek a comfort for your pain, 
strength for your weakness, hope in your sins, 
come to the Cross of Jesus. ~ Abbe Perreyve  
Bouasse Jeune 4087

Note: In this graceful visual metaphor we see the flowering thorn branches, symbolic of the New Creation, forming the Greek letter Omega Ω : "I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINING AND THE END. Revelation 22:13

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree from YouTube

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blessed is he who posses Jesus!  
Obedience will lead him straight to Heaven.
Bouasse Lebel

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. John 14:6

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Second Sunday in Easter 2015

Risen Christ appears to St. Thomas, the Apostle
Chas. Van de Vyvere , Bruge, Belgium
Come to the most sweet medicine.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us, 
how shall he not with him freely give us all things?

Friday, April 10, 2015

My God, what do you ask of me?
The sweetness of the Lamb.
The kingdom of God, my children, is eternal springtime.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lamb of God, have mercy on on.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jesus is for me like a bouquet of myrrhe that I carry in my heart.

Ineffable sweetness.
Felix, Paris

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

How Can I Keep From Singing?
From YouTube "My Easter Tribute"

Easter Morning

Christ is Risen!
Indeed, He is Risen!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Vigil

This is a magnificent image depicting the Water of Baptism as the Vine, the very Heart of God, flowing over the soul of the newly Baptized by the power of the Cross.
The young vine shoot bedded in the earth.
Small branch, always remember well
that you are of God,
that you are in God,
and that you are for God.
GRACE OF HOLY BAPTISM   Letaille See John 15:1-5
Note: Holy Saturday is the day when many are baptized into Christ.  At the Easter Vigil service, all  Christians renew their Baptismal Promises.


Holy Shroud
True Image of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ 
Vintage print. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday 3:00 P.M.

Woman, behold thy son! Son, behold thy mother!
John 19:26-27
Vaurs 374
In this powerful engraving the fallen tree of the knowledge of 
good and evil lies broken and uprooted, like the forked 
tongue of the serpent at the foot of the Cross while in glorious 
contrast, the Easter lilies, like the dawn of Easter,  
rise from earth to heaven proclaiming the victory Christ has won.

Signed in ink on the back, Pr. Jean Bosco, this card may have been in the hands of the saint during his lifetime
That this cross may be sweet to Him,
These torments to Him
would be delicious
if all gathered in the fruit.
Bouasse Lebel 1133