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.
CHRIST LOVED US AND WASHED US IN HIS BLOOD.
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.
Letaille

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
Saintin,Paris

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
 SALVATOR MUNDI
Come to the most sweet medicine.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Alleluia! 
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.
Turgis
The kingdom of God, my children, is eternal springtime.
Dopter

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 VINE AS THE HEART OF GOD
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 SATURDAY

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

Good Friday

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Old Flemish hand-colored engraving

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday)


This image of Judas the betrayer restraining the soldiers while Jesus prays recalls these words by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen:
 
Judas, if true love never ceases, 
how could you, my friend, have come to this?
To sell me for thirty silver pieces, 
betray me with a kiss?
Judas, remember what I've taught you; 
do not despair while hanging on that rope.
It is because you sinned that I have sought you; 
I came to give you hope.
Judas, let's pray and hang together, 
you in your halter, I upon my hill.
Dear friend, even if you loved me never, 
you know I love you still.

Spy Wednesday 2015

FORCE (the prayer is addressed to the Holy Spirit) 
Come, Divine Force, Come and communicate to my soul a little of that courageous will that vanquished all the enemies of salvation.
Mme. Bousse Lebel (very early holy card)
On this day in a past year, Fr. Lawrence asked us to ponder the response of the disciples when Christ told them that one of them would betray Him: "Lord, is it I?" He went on to explain that by their example of humility in the presence of their Lord, we know

April Devotion: Blessed Sacrament

The Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar


Small Albums April Devotion ~ The Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Passion Flower
I Prefer it to All Others

Monday, March 30, 2015

Savior of the World
Benziger

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015


 
Ever in these places
my heart sacrifices itself,
and far from overwhelming,
the Cross returns life to it...

Pillot, Paris
date penned on back 1834
O, kind Mother, the contrite sinner
finds, in your compassion, his anchor of salvation
[Our Lord, Jesus Christ].
Saintin

Friday, March 27, 2015

Harm will not reach you.
God has entrusted you to His angels.  
Breval

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jesus will give me the robe of innocence.
Langlume

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vigil of the Feast of the Annunciation


All Hearts are Drawn to Him.

Monday, March 23, 2015

THE ONLY SALVATION

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sheltered by the Cross, 
the lily grows in peace towards heaven.
Bouasse Lebel, Paris Pl. 1472

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St. Joseph: Solemnity, March 19

The Patriarch, St. Joseph

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I see and retrace the virtues of Mary. 
Vve. Bouasse Lebel

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick: Feast Day, March 17

Erin Go Bragh 
{Ireland Until the End of Time} St. Patrick, pray for us. 
 Bouasse Lebel 644

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