The path that leads to life is narrow and difficult,
but whatever it costs me there will I go.

Thanksgiving Day USA

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Thanksgiving Day USA

God has desired that all our goods come through her. 
St. Bernard
O, kind Mother, the contrite sinner
finds in you his anchor of salvation.
Courage, Courage We will get there.
on verso
The Sheep of Heaven
Happy are those who aspire to heaven.
Bouasse Lebel

Oh, when will I go, when will I fly to the bosom of my God?

The End of the Voyage
It is night. We are gaining the port...
We touch it: ALLELULIA!
Chas. Letaille

St. Elisabeth of Hungary: Memorial, November 17

"Remember always that you are made by the hands of God, and act accordingly."
~ St. Elisabeth of Hungary

Story of
St. Elisabeth of Hungary

Hungarian Cinnamon Bread 
From Catholic Cuisine

Feast of Our Lady of Ostra Brama: November 16

The link above gives history and includes the thoughts of Pope John Paul II as well as St. Faustina's description of the miraculous connection between her visions of the The Divine Mercy and her vision of Our Lady of Ostra Brama.

Come, blessed of my Father. These crowns belong to you. 
Faith, Hope, Love, Chastity, Sweetness, Humility,   
Lejeune, Paris
Come, ye blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning.
Based on Matt. 25:34 

All Saints of the Carmelite Order: Feast Day, November 14

"On this day the Carmelite Family celebrates the memory of all its holy men and women, those known and those unknown, those living on Earth and those living in Heaven, who reflect the glory of God." 
from All Carmelite Saints Feast Day

Text beneath engraving:
"Mon coeur n'aspire qu'à voir Dieu dans sa gloire"
"My heart aspires to nothing except to see God in His glory." 

She has suffered for Jesus, and Jesus will carry her in His arms and fill her with abundant graces.  
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Port of salvation
Jesus himself is the even pilot
God wants it!  
Approaching, it happens.
This angelic image appears to symbolize
heart and soul, refined by God's love, received into Heaven

Like the bird, our souls have wings 
with which to fly toward heaven.
hand colored engraving
The Door of Heaven
Faith and Love  
The door of heaven will be opened 
to the Christian soul refined by love. 

First Friday

I have loved you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3
...Give me your heart.
Proverbs 23:26

small album~
Sacred Heart of Jesus

Hearts armed with the Cross, walk with courage.
Heaven will be your portion.

At death, the Christian soul rises to Heaven.

St. Hubert, November 3

After seeing The Cross between the antlers of a deer he was about to kill and at the same moment hearing the voice of Jesus begging him to repent, St. Hubert returned to the faith, gave up hunting and became a priest. In the Light of His love, may the Lord who changed the heart this holy man, bring forth tenderness for all His creatures.
Poor sinner,  why flee the true path?
Even so, the Good Shepherd himself wants to guide you.  
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All Souls Day, November 2

As we begin the month of prayer for the holy souls, we ask the intercession of all the saints and of our Blessed Mother.  In 1610 Ven. Dominic of Jesus and Mary, Prepositor General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, was lead to this miraculous image, Mater Gratiae, and given this promise:"'All those who implore my protection, devoutly honoring this picture, will obtain their petitions, and will receive many graces. Moreover, I shall hearken in a special manner to the prayers that shall be addressed to me for the relief of the souls in purgatory'"  ~Joan Carroll Cruz Miraculous Images of Our Lady. Rockford: TAN, 1993. 

All Saints Day: Solemnity

Queen of All Saints

November: Month of Devotion to The Holy Souls

Feast Days in November:
  • November 1st. All Saints (S)
  • November 2nd. All Souls: (M)
  • November 3rd.  St. Hubert (M) 
  • November 10th. Pope St. Leo the Great (M)
  • November 16th. St. Gertrude the Great (M) 
  • November 16: Our Lady of Ostra Brama
  • November 17th. St. Elizabeth of Hungary(M) 
  • November 23rd. 2014 - Christ the King: (S) 
  • The Feast of Christ the King is a moveable feast. It is celebrated on the final Sunday of the liturgical year, which is the last Sunday before Advent.
  • November 23rd. Saint Stanislaus Koska (M) 
  • November 27th.  Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Small Albums ~ November

All Hallow's Eve

Carefully, in the forest,
a guardian angel
leads lost children home.
Matthew Scheistl

A sweet way to brighten this night:

Under thy protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God
Bouasse Jeune
Sweet Mary, Mother dear, pray for us.
O, Mary, accept the first fruits of my day. 
Jesus, our Refuge

St. Teresa of Jesus: Feast Day, October 15

“There is a Sun
in the interior
of the soul
from which
a brilliant light

St. Teresa of Avila
from The Interior Castle
p. 124

Image from So Great a Cloud of Witnesses: St. Teresa of Jesus

form a crown most precious
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World Consecrated to the Heart of Mary

October 13, 2013, 
Pope Francis consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O, my Mother, receive me into your arms.

St. John Chrysostom: Feast Day, September 13

 John Chrysostom: We Impart the Wisdom of God in a Mystery ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. John Chrysostom  Called The Golden Tongued because of his eloquence.

Doctor of the Church
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Each Pater is a diamond, each Ave a flower 
added to the crown we offer to Mary.
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The kingdom of God, my children, is eternal springtime.
The kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
St. Matthew 19:14
Bouasse Lebel
My good Angel, 
you are my guide and my tender guardian.
Show that you are our Mother..

Our Lady of the Rosary: Feast Day, October 7

Mary, Mother of Grace and of Mercy, help me against the efforts of my enemies.

Small album~
The Rosary, Our Lady's Psalter