Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Love Her as She Loves Us
Bouasse Lebel 684

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mater Amabilis
 Mother of Mercy, we turn to you in this valley of tears.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Treasures of the Holy Heart of Mary.
Bouasse Lebel 108

Monday, August 24, 2015

Heart most similar to Jesus,
Pray for us.
Bouasse Lebel, 787B

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Lily Flourishes Near to the Cross
Happy sheep, for you the divine shepherdess 
will remove the thorns of the road.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Feast of the Queenship of Mary August 22

of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Love me, serve me. I will lead you to happiness.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lessons of Mary
Sweet Mary, Mother dear, pray for us.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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 ~
Let us Pray to Mary to Watch Over Us

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

You are our Mother..

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Prayer to Mary reassures, consoles.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Show yourself our mother.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

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.

At the foot of the Cross in the livery of Mary. 
O, the sweet retreat!  
Bouasse Lebel 1761

Friday, August 14, 2015

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
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. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

O, my Mother, guard innocence.
Bouasse Lebel

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

O, kind Mother, the contrite sinner
finds in you his anchor of salvation.

Monday, August 10, 2015

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

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Your Heart, O Holy Mother, will always favor the repentant sinner.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

I have but my heart. 
Take it, O, Mary, with all its weaknesses 
and fill it with grace for eternal life.
Bouasse Lebel, Paris
Pl. 1233

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sweet Heart of Mary

First Friday

Learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29

small album~
Sacred Heart of Jesus

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6

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

She is your mother. Turn to her in all your needs.
Bouasse Lebel, Paris 29 rue St. Sulpice Pl. 875

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Vigil of the Feast of the Transfiguration

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

She is my refuge. Oh, my Mother, receive me into your arms.
Bouasse Lebel

Feast of St. Mary Major, August 5

Salus Populi Romani
Salvation of the Roman People
patterned from Hodigitria icon attributed to St. Luke
Venerated in the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome
Feast Day August 5

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

form a crown most precious
Bouasse Lebel 1288

Monday, August 3, 2015

I breathed the fragrance of their virtue, and drew them to myself to form the heart of my Mother.
Bouasse Lebel 103

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Feast of Mary Queen of Angels, August 2

Queen of Angels
The angels contemplate her beauty
and obey her in all things.
Mary, make us worthy to be called your children.
Dopter, Paris

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

AUGUST: Devotion The Heart of Mary

AUGUST: Devotion The Heart of Mary

Feasts and Memorials in August:
1. St. Alfonsus Liguri (M) August 1
2. Our Lady Queen of Angels (F) August 2
4. St. John Vianney (Cure d'Ars) (M) August 4
5. Dedication of St. Mary Major (M) August 5
6. Transfiguration of Christ: (F) August 6
8. St. Dominic (M) August 8
20. St. Bernard of Clairvaux: (M) August 20
22. Queenship of Mary (M) August 22
28. St. Augustine (M) August 28

Friday, July 31, 2015

O, My Savior Jesus Christ, only object of my desires.
Come and participate in the body and blood
 of the victim immolated for us; come and remember 
that this death is our life.
Jacques Benigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux in France

Basilica of the Precious Blood

Basilica of the Precious Blood in Bruges
What greater proof of love could Jesus give us than the sacrifice of himself?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Let us draw from this divine source 
that always overflows and never runs out.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sanctuary of Love
What can I do to imitate You?

St. Martha: Feast Day, July 29

Martha, Martha,
one thing only is needful.
Luke 10:41-42 
St. Augustine's sermon
on Martha and Mary

Feast of St. Martha

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sacred Heart of Jesus, be my Love!

Monday, July 27, 2015

It is Jesus Christ who is given to us!

It is Jesus Christ Who is Given to Us

Sunday, July 26, 2015

St Anne with Virgin and Child

Flemish engraving St Anne with Jesus and Mary
Jesus Maria Anna

Sts. Joachim and Anne