Jesus will give me the robe of innocence.
Langlume

Vigil of the Feast of the Annunciation


All Hearts are Drawn to Him.
THE ONLY SALVATION
Mary mother of Grace and of mercy 
help me against the efforts of my enemies.  
Saintin 347

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



St. Joseph: Solemnity, March 19

The Patriarch, St. Joseph
I see and retrace the virtues of Mary. 
Vve. Bouasse Lebel

St. Patrick: Feast Day, March 17

Erin Go Bragh 
{Ireland Until the End of Time} St. Patrick, pray for us. 
 Bouasse Lebel 644
Your hearts are gardens precious to Jesus.
Sprinkle with the Living Waters of His Cross the lilies He has sown.
Jesus, our Refuge

Laetare Sunday, March 15, 2015

Garden of Prayer
The waters flow forth with joy from the Fountain of Salvation.
O, good Cross, so much love of my Savior do I receive when I hold you in my arms.
Pannier 961
Eternal Happiness is the reward of the faithful hearts
 who cling to the Cross with love. Basset
O Life Giving Cross, I place at your feet, 
my joys and my sorrows. 
Mon. Vve. Bouasse Lebel
THE GOOD SHEPHERD LEADS HIS FLOCK
AND CARRIES THE LAMB TOO WEAK TO WALK.

Jesus, I give you my heart.

First Day of the Novena to St. Joseph, March 10

Good St. Joseph, grant my desire.
I am the Good Shepherd
Dopter
SPEAK, LORD. YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING
LOVE OF TENDERNESS
How empty are the delights of the world
to the soul who has once tasted the caress of his God.
Draw me into the bonds of Thy love.
O, Jesus, that your love might be the peace and repose of my soul, 
the strength and happiness, the aspiration of my life...  the whole of my heart.

FIRST FRIDAY

RETURNING TO JESUS
You have lighted my heart, O, my God,
it traveled...  it is Yours.
Turgis
THE CROSS IS THE MAGNET OF LOVE!
Grant, O my God,
that my prayer, like a sweet melody, rises to You,
so that it draws on all whom I love
a merciful glance. 


LOVE FOR LOVE
That is the whole law of Jesus.
Nest of the Dove
I will retire into solitude and there I will listen to what the Lord tells me.
Letailler
The Call of the Sheep
Dopter

March Devotion, St. Joseph


March:
10. Novena to St. Joseph begins  March 10
17. St. Patrick: Memorial, March 17
19. St. Joseph: Solemnity, March 19
25. Annunciation: Solemnity, March 25

Small Albums in March
Small Albums in Lent


God of Love,
animate me, vivify me
just as if it were my last day.
Visit of the Good Master
Bouasse Lebel
Implore God, repent, and you will rest in the Heart of Jesus.
Turgis
SOURCE OF GRACES
O my jesus is how dry the heart that moves away  
from you.


Sweet Savior,
to know you
is to love you
and to prefer you
above all.  
Letaille

THROUGH JESUS I RAISE MY HEART IN PRAYER.
Through my heart, flooded by Divine Light, allow the incense of the prayers to evaporate.
Mon. Bouasse Lebel
JESUS MARY JOSEPH
Teach us how
to share the suffering.
Turgis



















Fruit of Love

Love is helping the poor 
and blessing our greatest enemy 
because they are our brothers, 
and that is the only way 
to please God.


Jesus is the Divine Gardener
of Our Hearts
  Bouasse Lebel 1254
Christ, the Divine Gardner, is depicted here within the heart of the believer gently and carefully working to uproot the weeds that mar its beauty.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock..."

Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WAKE UP
It is time to think of Jesus.
Bouasse Lebel, Pl.1411


And a wonderful way to "wake up and think of Jesus" during the Lenten season is to visit  ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings from the early fathers and the saints.

Holy guardian angels,
watch over us as our
Lenten journey begins...

Shrove Tuesday, Feast Day of The Holy Face of Jesus






The Feast Day of the Holy Face of Jesus is observed on Shrove Tuesday, a movable feast celebrated this year Liturgical Year on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015




The name "Shrove Tuesday" is derived from the custom of confessing sins and being "shriven" (absolved) just before Lent.
Give Me, my child, your heart. Proverbs 23:26
Benziger

St. Valentine's Day. February 14

CARITAS
God is Love; and he that abides  in love
abides in God and God in him.
1 John 4:16
Bouasse Lebel M92

Sts. Cyril and Methodius: Feast Day, February 14

By you O Mother and Virgin, heaven trembles with elation and the angels and the archangels rejoice. ~St Cyril
Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Co- Patrons (with St Benedict, St Edith Stein, and St Bridget of Sweden) of Europe
"...the funeral Mass was held in all three liturgical languages: Latin, Greek, and Slavonic.  Rivers of faithful who had received Christ through the achievements of these two missionaries flowed for days as they paid their respects after the funeral.Their lives are a testimony of love, pure and simple.  They loved their God and the souls they served more than themselves, and so they gave their lives in honor of that love.  Such is the perfect valentine, if you ask me.  So I say again what I already said, and I mean it: have a very happy Valentine’s Day, today and every day. "
by Father John Bartunek, LC | Source: Catholic.net
The three hearts tell us over and over again
Love, Love, Love


Let your eyes be fixed on the sign of salvation.
Turgis 1030
The Holy Family
multilingual cololithograph

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