Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Solemnity, September 14



 
St. Helena
J. Koppe, Prague

Link to explanation of  the feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Roodmas) 


Small albums~
Images of the Holy Cross










Vigil of the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

Your name, O Mary, 
is an overflowing fragrance 
 that rejoices all hearts. 
Letaille

The Divine Shepherdess 

I will cure all your ills. 
I will bandage your wounds 
with the oil of mercy 
and the wine of love. 
Letaille 211

Remembering 9 11

HAVE MERCY ON US
The Divine Shepherdess  
Villemur
THE LOST SHEEP
Marie finds her and brings her back to Jesus
Who will tell the joy of this good Savior? 
Bouasse Lebel

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8

Mater mea, fiducia mea!
My Mother, my confidence my trust my assurance!

Vigil of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Nativity of the Holy Virgin
MY SHEEP WILL NEVER PERISH 
AND NO ONE WILL SNATCH THEM FROM MY HAND. ST. JOHN 10
O DIVINE SHEPHERDESS 
I WANT TO NUMBERED AMONG YOUR SHEEP!
You suffer? I give you love bandage.
Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, guide us.

First Friday


My heart is all shining
with love.
For you the heart of my mother
was pierced with sorrow.


















Small album~
Mater Dolorosa
Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Divine Shepherd

Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd: Feast Day, Sept. 3



The Chosen Flock: in joy and pain it remains faithful to the divine shepherdess. Bouasse Lebel 1084 

  Small album:
 Divine Bergere


What is sweeter
than putting one's whole heart
into the hands 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary?



Labor Day (USA) Sept. 1, 2014

Work is pleasing to God.
Work is prayer.

From the small album:
Wisdom of the Bee 


Whatever work you do, put yourself into it, as those who are serving not merely other people, but the Lord.
Colossians 3:23




Labor Day, National Holiday in USA celebrated on the first Monday in September, honors the dignity of work.


SHE HAS SHARED MY SORROWS
Imitate  her if you want to share my glory.
Bouasse Lebel

SEPTEMBER Devotion: Our Sorrowful Mother

Feast Days in September:

  • 3. Our Lady Mother of the Good Shepherd (F)
  • 8. Nativity of the Holy Virgin (S)
  • 12. Holy Name of Mary (F)
  • 13 St. John Chrysostom: Feast Day
  • 14. Exaltation of the Holy Cross (S)
  • 15. Our Lady of Sorrows: (M) 
  • 18 St. Helen: Feast Day
  • 29. Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (F)
Small Albums ~ September

Vivifying Source! 
My heart is a fountain of living water
where my servants come to find strength.
Bouasse Lebel 1085
Heart of Jesus and Mary
Basset

Blesssed forever be the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ and that of the Most Holy Virgin.
In order not to go astray, 
let us take Mary as our guide.

St. Augustine: Feast Day, August 28


St. Augustine, 354-430
Doctor of Grace

2 favorite quotations:

"If you are the Body of Christ and his members, your divine mystery is set on the table of the Lord; you receive your own mystery...  Be what you see and receive what you are."
St. Augustine

"And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here."
St. Augustine


Holy heart of Mary, 
united inseparably to the Heart of Jesus,
pray for us.
Heart of Mary, Refuge of Sinners,
pray for us
All my happiness is there.
Vve. Bouasse Lebel
Amiable heart of my mother, 
you are the Heaven I wish to inhabit forever.

St. Bernard of Clarvaux: August 20

Bernard of Clairvaux: “Saviour” Is His Name From Everlasting; He Has It Of His Own Proper Nature To Save ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
The Mellifluous Doctor

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Link to The Memorare

"The soul must grow and expand, so as to be capable of God. And its largeness is its love, as the Apostle says, 'Widen yourselves in love' (2 Cor 6:13). It grows and extends spiritually, not in substance, but in virtue. The greatness of each soul is judged by the measure of love that it has: he who has great love is great, he who has little love is little, while he who has no love at all is nothing.” ~ Bernard of Clairvaux ~
I rest in peace in the heart of Mary.
The humble and the little ones
are the object of her most ardent solicitude.
Bouasse Jeune, Pl. 1059
Simple, Sweet, Modest...
Mary recognizes her doves.

Feast of the Assumption, August 15

The Assumption
Original painting in gouache
on paper lace
According Tradition, after the falling asleep of the Virgin Mother, she was buried, but her body did not suffer corruption.  When the tomb was opened, it was empty, filled with flowers and the fragrance of holiness.

Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption

Freed from the weight of  the body,
the Virgin is carried to Heaven. 
With jubilation the Heavens receive her,
and the angels sing.
Chas. Van de Vyvere , Bruge, Belgium
Holy Heart of Mary, 
Temple of the Divinity, pray for us. 
Bouasse Lebel
Show yourself our mother.
FLOWERS OF THE EARTH
I breathed the fragrance of their virtue,
 and drew them to myself to form the heart of my Mother.
Bouasse Lebel 103
Your Heart, O Holy Mother, will always favor the repentant sinner.
Saintin

The sweetest homage to the Heart of Mary is a pure soul.
Treasures of the Heart of Mary 
Consider the beauties of Mary's heart, 
and see if you will ever be able to refuse her your love. 
Aubry

Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6


"Listen to Him."
"It is good to be here."
Chas. Van de Vyvere , Brugge, Belgium

Vigil of the Feast of the Transfiguration

They saw Moses and Elijah speaking with Jesus.
Felix, Paris



I see and retrace the virtues of Mary. 
Vve. Bouasse Lebel
INVOCATION
Mary, make us worthy to be called your children.
Dopter, Paris


THE MOST HIGH HAS SANCTIFIED HIS TABERNACLE~ Ps. 45
She is a garden enclosed and a fountain sealed. ~ Song of Songs
Open to me your Immaculate Heart, O Mary. I have chosen it as home.
Souvenir of December 8, 1854

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