Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ven. Leon DuPont, Apostle of the Holy Face: December 1st.

Ven. Leon DuPont, Apostle of the Holy Face Dec.1

Small album ~ The Holy Face 

Exact copy of the Image of the Holy Face conserved in the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. Bouasse Lebel 667 

The Feast Day of the Holy Face is observed on Shrove Tuesday, a movable feast celebrated next on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mother of the Angels

DECEMBER: Devotion, The Immaculate Conception

The Advent Season Christmas and the beginning of Christmastide
 Feast Days:
1. Ven. Leon DuPont, Apostle of the Holy Face Dec.1
4. St. John Damascene: (M) Dec. 4
6. St. Nicholas (M) Dec. 6
8. Immaculate Conception (S) Dec. 8
10. Translation of the Holy House of Loreto, Dec. 10
12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (M) Dec. 12
14. St. John of the Cross (M) Dec. 14
24. Christmas Eve
25. Christmas (S) Dec. 25
27. St. John, Apostle & Evangelist (F) Dec. 27
31. Vigil of Mary, Mother of God (S)

Advent Dates for 2015
  • December 6 - Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 13 - Third Sunday of Advent
  • December 20 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

25 -  Christmas - Holy Day of Obligation

Small Albums ~ through December 23:
Small albums for Christmastide (Feast of the Nativity until Baptism of the Lord)

Monday, November 30, 2015

The End of the Voyage
It is night. We are gaining the port...
We touch it: ALLELUIA!
(It is hard to see, but the Savior is holding the little dove)
By it we will be saved.
hand colored np

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Redeemer of the World

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.) Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Let us consecrate to the Lord
All we have received from Him

Mother of Divine Providence
Bouasse Lebel 49 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Courage, Courage We will get there.
on verso
The Sheep of Heaven
Happy are those who aspire to heaven.
Bouasse Lebel

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jesus, Joy of Angels

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Plentitude of Light.  
Perfect fullness.
The Lord God will be their light.
And all things
will be clearly disclosed to them,

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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

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

Monday, November 16, 2015

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.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

All Souls of the Carmelite Order: Feast Day, November 15

"On this day the Order remembers in prayer, and confides to the loving mercy of God, all the members of the Carmelite Family who have died." from All Souls of the Carmelite Order, Feast Day
To love... to suffer... to die... in union with Mary.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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." 

Friday, November 13, 2015

God wants it!  
Approaching, it happens.
This angelic image appears to symbolize
heart and soul, refined by God's love, received into Heaven

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Port of salvation
Jesus himself is the even pilot

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Chas. Letaille

All the souls who are sprinkled with this Torrent will have life.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Let us not attach ourselves to the foreign land, 
not search for sweetness, except in the Light.

Pope St. Leo the Great: Memorial, November 10

Pope St. Leo the Great,
Doctor of Unity of the Church

See small album ~
Doctors of the Church

Monday, November 9, 2015

She is the Door of Heaven. 
Bouasse Lebel Plate 872

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Faith enlightens us, Hope supports us, Love draws us. 
Chez Ch. Letaille, Paris

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Faith and Love  
The door of heaven will be opened 
to the Christian soul refined by love. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Like the bird, our souls have wings 
with which to fly toward heaven.
hand colored engraving

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Poor sinner,  why flee the true path?
Even so, the Good Shepherd himself wants to guide you.  
Bouasse Lebel 1346

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.

Monday, November 2, 2015

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. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

All Saints Day

Blessed be God in His Saints
18th century engraving

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 22rd., 2015 - Christ the King: (S) T
  • 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
  • November 29th., 2015 First Sunday in Advent
Small Albums ~ November

Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Hallow's Eve

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

A sweet way to brighten this night:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Guardian Angel
Antique German postcard 
the artist was
Lindberg Heilige Schutzengel
TIKK publishing EGMS No 9505
 circa 1908

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

God is Love, and those who love dwell in God and God dwells in them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

God has commanded His angels to protect you in all your ways.
Psalm 91:11

Monday, October 26, 2015

Let your eyes be fixed on the sign of salvation.
  Bouasse Lebel 1030

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Holy Guardian Angel

Holy Guardian Angel

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lord, teach me to do Thy will.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Under thy protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Let us ask our guardian angel's assistance;
we will find our cross lighter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015