Friday, February 5, 2016

First Friday

COME TO ME ALL.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST
O God so great, who has made you so small?..  Love.
What do you ask in return?..  Love.
~St. Bernard
Letaille
SHE IS MY MOTHER!!
I have chosen her  
to dispense all my favors and share my power.
Bouasse Lebel 776

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

St. Francis de Sales: Memorial, January 24

St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of Writers
Small album ~ Doctors of the Church


"I would rather account to God for too great gentleness than for too great severity. God the Father is the Father of mercy; God the Son is a Lamb; God the Holy Spirit is a Dove..."
~St. Francis de Sales

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."
~St. Francis de Sales

Saturday, January 16, 2016

By you O Mother and Virgin, heaven trembles with elation 
and the angels and the archangels rejoice.  ~St Cyril
The pure simplicity of the soul is my joy and delight.  
Bouasse Lebel 826

Friday, January 15, 2016

Holy Virgin
Chez Jean, Paris

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I am pleased with those who are as sweet and gentle as the lamb.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Victorian scrap die cut figure

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy the soul who loves me.
Bouasse Lebel 999

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Baptism of the Lord: : Solemnity, January 10, 2015 (USA)

 
 

"He came to save all through himself – all, I say, who through him are reborn in God; infants, and children, and youths, and old men. Therefore he passed through every age, becoming an infant for infants, sanctifying infants; a child for children, sanctifying those who are of that age . . . . so that he might be the perfect teacher in all things, perfect not only in respect to the setting forth of truth, perfect also in respect to relative age." ~Tertullian (Against Heresies A.D. 189)

THE SOURCE

Full of grace and gentleness,
the child Jesus has given
drink to his small precursor.
In Heaven, happy conqueror,
I will get drunk on glory
at the source of his Heart.
I AM THE CONQUEROR OF HEARTS.
I want to plant my Cross there.
Bouasse Lebel
This image recalls the beautiful words of St. Cathrine of Sienna
"We were the ground where the banner of His Holy Cross was set."
This holy card also carries something of the pattern of the Orthodox icon known as Christ Emmanuel ~ Jesus, fully God, fully man, his forehead large showing the Wisdom of God, his expression at once sweet and serious.
 "Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall 
be called Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us." 
Matthew 1:23

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bensiger
O INFANT, SON OF THE VIRGIN MOTHER, 
HAVE MERCY ON US

Friday, January 8, 2016

Faith, Hope, and Love
These are the keys to my paradise that I bring to the earth. 
Bouasse Lebel, Paris 1058

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mother of the Savior
Dopter

untitled ~ Dopter

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Three Kings Day, January 6

ALL FOR JESUS
Hearts for the cherishing,
flowers to adorn His sanctuary.
Bouasse Lebel



THE MITE OF THE POOR. 
There is no need of rich presents to please Jesus; 
a pure heart will satisfy Him.
Bouasse Lebel 1087

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mary, Mother of the Savior, pray for us.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Epiphany Sunday 2016

YOU HAVE CALLED US Lord!
At your feet surrendered,
I leave my life, my love!




Fruits of Salvation
The Angels collect our virtues
and good actions to offer them
to Jesus.
Bouasse Lebel 1085

Holy Name of Jesus: Feast Day, January 2

He is come who his mother calls Jesus,
that name so sweet 
and yet so powerful.    
~ Fr. Faber


from small allbum:
The Holy Name of Jesus

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Your name, JESUS, is like a fragrant oil.
Bouasse Jeune

Holy Mother of God
O Virgin
who the King of Glory deigned to choose for His palace, 
Ark [of the New Covenant], Altar of Propitiation where Heaven gave us Peace.
Mon. Bouasse Lebel

Friday, January 1, 2016

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

THEOTOKOS
The Vladimir icon 

The Feast of Mary Mother of God was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1931 in view of fifteenth centenary of the Council of Ephesus. Oct.11, 431 AD was the date historians believed to have been the date of the close of the the Third Ecumenical Council. In the Council of Ephesus Mary was proclaimed Theotokos the Mother of God.
Mary is devoutly honored as Theotokos in the Eastern Church, and the pope, in instituting the feast, asked prayers for Christian unity.
The feast day was moved by Pope Paul VI to January 1, Solemnity of the Mother of God.


 

Hymn to the Mother of God

JANUARY: Devotion, The Holy Name

The month of January is traditionally dedicated to Holy Name of Jesus and also to the childhood of Jesus.
Feasts in January:
1. Mary, Mother of God: (S) Jan. 1
3. Holy Name of Jesus: Feast Jan. 3
3. Epiphany Sunday: (S) Jan. 3, 2016 (USA)
6. Epiphany falls on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. In many countries, including the United States, the celebration of Epiphany in 2016 is transferred to Sunday, January 3
10. Baptism of the Lord  (S) Jan. 10, 2016 (USA)
24. St. Francis de Sales: (M) Jan 24 (formerly Jan. 29)
28. St. Thomas Aquinus: (M) January 28
31. St. John Bosco: (M) Jan 31  


Small Albums ~ January

Small albums for Christmas Season (until Baptism of the Lord)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

Mother of the Creator
The One who created me
has rested in my tabernacle. ~ Eccl. 24
Klauber engraving

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A green shoot came forth
from the Root of Jesse 
and moved forth from the roots
her to climb.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD 
Elevated above the heart of Angels and above all Saints

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mother of the Angels

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Near to Jesus one finds happiness.
Hand colored Bouasse Lebel
May your soul, like a mystical bee, 
never abandon the dear little King 
and may everything within it be for Him. 
~ St. Francis de Sales
Come my Jesus, come into my heart. Let us prepare for him a bed of roses and lilies! ... 
Angels of the Lord, come help me to worship the Lord of heaven and earth.
Bouasse Lebel 916

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

OH, MY SON! OH, MY GOD!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

HE DESCENDS FROM HEAVEN, THE LITTLE CHILD
He weeps for your sins.
He smiles on your tears.

Christians together,
Happy together.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Joys of Divine Advent.
I come, Jesus says, to bring fire to the earth.
Innocence watches over...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Little Jesus

Monday, December 21, 2015

Blessed be the Most Holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
Indulgenced Prayer Pope Pius VI. 21 Nov. 1793

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Advent

As the deer longs for streams of living water, 
so my soul longs for you, O God.

Queen Conceived Without Sin
Our Lady of Lourdes.

Followers