Blood of Jesus!

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, July 22



Holy Joys of God's Returning.


In the first post-resurrection encounter, Jesus appears to Mary of Magdala in the garden who does not recognize Him until, hearing Him speak the name, Mary, her eyes are opened and she turns to Him.  Look at the beautiful space between their outstretched hands. Reminiscent of Michaelangelo's painting of the Creation of Adam in the Garden of Eden, the space is filled with Life and Love. The work of our return to Life begins when, like the Penitent, each of us who has recognized the Risen Lord as our personal Savior turns to Him and receives Eternal Life through the action of the Holy Spirit. Sent by the Father into the disorder of our lives, He begins the work of our sanctification and, through us, the restoration of paradise.  Through the metaphor of the garden, we can picture the Divine Gardener as He asks us to wait in expectation for the action of the Spirit whose work and whose joy it is to restore within the seeming isolation and disorder of the human condition, the true image of the Triune God. By divine grace, it is here in the heart that we are being healed, put into right relationship with God and with one another. As the Penitent runs to tell the others, so we bring Christ to one another and to the whole of creation.

From the small album:
A Garden Enclosed
Jesus, true bread of life.

St. Elijah: Carmelite Solemnity - July 20

Please visit:
~Elijah Album~  for other engravings and devotional images of the prophet and links to the Bible narrative

The Holy Prophet of God Elias, Leader and Father of the Carmelite Order

Inscription in cave where, according to Carmelite tradition, Elijah stayed: "Hanc aliquando speluncam incoluit Maguns illa Prophetarum Dux et Pater Elias Thesbites". Latin for "in this cave stayed occasionally the great leader and father of the prophets Elijah the Tishbite ".

Carmelite Series III no.33
Love.
Purify my soul, o Adorable Blood.
The Divine Gardener
The heart that is watered by the tears of the Heart of Jesus
will by its sweet fragrance enrapture the Church on earth
and in Heaven.

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: July 16



O.L. of Mount Carmel Pray for Us
K. van de Vyvere - Petyr Brugge

La Bruna: Crowned by Vatican decree on July 11, 1875

Link to: La  Bruna (The Virgin of Tenderness, or Eleousa)  the earliest image venerated by the Carmelite Order with  history of the miraculous icon from the writing of Carol Cruz.

References to La Bruna on the internet often link to The Marian Library at Dayton Universiy. Unfortunately, the author of the article cites no sources to support his subjective interpretation of La Bruna.

For those who want sound teaching on the meaning of icons, the following books are foundational: Art of the Icon: A Theology of Beauty by Paul Evdokimov and Fr. Steven Bigham   
The Meaning of Icons, by Vladimir Lossky with Léonid Ouspensky
Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons by Henri J.M Nouwen

4th Day Novena to O.L. of Mt. Carmel

St. Benedict, Father of Monasticism: Feast Day March 21 / July 11

St. Benedict's Summer Feast Day

Fr. Lawrence reminded us to leave all and enter the monastery of the heart.
Formed there, one is made ready to take Christ into the world.  "The message is the messenger,"  he said. But only through prayer and meditation does this become possible.

Christ loves us and washes us in His Blood.
hand-painted illumination
JESUS NOURISHES OUR SOUL WITH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD  
What greater proof of love could Jesus give us than the sacrifice of himself?
Basset
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
HE OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT BLEMISH TO GOD
TO THE ONE WHO LOVED US
WHO  WASHED OUR SINS THROUGH HIS BLOOD  
AND MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS OF GOD HIS FATHER  
TO HIM BE GLORY AND POWER. AMEN

Let us draw from this divine source 
that always overflows and never runs out.
FOUNTAINHEAD OF ALL MERCY
SOURCE OF GRACES
O my Jesus, how dry the heart that moves away from you.

Feast of the Precious Blood (Solemnity) July 1

It is by the virtue of My Blood,
that the heart is purified and absolved.
Turgis

JULY: Devotion The Precious Blood

Feasts in July:
1. Most Precious Blood of Jesus: (S) July 1
11. St. Benedict, Father of Monasticism 7/11 
22. St. Mary Magdeline, Feast Day, 7/22
23. St. James, Major, 7/23
29. St. Martha: (M) 7/29

Carmelite Feasts in July:
 8. Novena begins to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 7/8
11. Anniversary ~ La Bruna:The Virgin of Tenderness, Crowned by Vatican decree, July 11, 1875
16. Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel OCD (S) 7/16
20. St. Elijah, Prophet OCD (M) July 20 (Elijah is Father of the Carmelite Order)
23. Our Lady of Divine Grace (O.L. of the Bowed Head): OCD Memorial 7/23
26. Sts Joachim and Anna OCD (M), 7/26 (Joachim & Anne are Protectors of the Carmelite Order)


SMALL ALBUMS July:
The Precious Blood of Jesus
The Pelican of Heaven
Living Water
Holy Card Retreat

CARMELITE ALBUMS:
Carmel, the Order of the Virgin
Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel
Novena Prayer
St. Elijah, Prophet and Father of the Carmelite Order
Our Lady of Divine Grace
Sts Joachim and Anna Parents of the Blessed Virgin and protectors of the Carmelite Order
A Garden Enclosed

MAY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS BE EVERYWHERE LOVED.
Bouasse Lebel


Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: June 28, 2014

THE MOST HIGH HAS SANCTIFIED HIS TABERNACLE~ Ps. 45
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

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: June 27, 2014

There in recollection and solitude 
in the Heart of Jesus I lose myself.
hand painted

Soul of My Savior sung by Ricard Carney

Vigil of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Learn from Me for I am gentle and humble of heart,
and you will find rest for your soul.
Gladbach

Feast of Corpus Christi, June 22, 2014


The Cross and the Altar

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing that has being came into being.
John 1:3

Note: The artist shows us the Sacred Heart and the Eucharist springing forth from it.




BREAD OF HEAVEN
Nourish my strength to do good.
Bouasse Lebel

Vigil of the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 21, 2014

The Master is come, and calleth for thee ~ John 11*
“He is calling you today with more insistence and tenderness; it is urgent to unite His divinity to your humanity. He wants to give you a greater share of the treasures
contained in the sacrament of his love.” Fr. Ludy, S.C.

*John 11 recounts the story of Lazarus who Jesus called back to life after 3 days in the tomb. The words, “The Master is come, and calleth for thee.” are spoken by Martha to Mary, the sister of Lazarus. They are rephrased when Jesus calls Lazarus from the tomb “Lazarus, come forth.”
In the Eucharist, the Lord calls each of us to come to Him and receive  eternal life.
The Heart, furnace of love where man becomes angel, 
is the eternal flame that illuminates the heavens.
Santin 317
Lord lead us,
with your protection we arrive at your sanctuary.
Come to My Heart.
Refuge of the dove.
I wish to hide you in my Heart, faithful soul, my good friend.
L. Turgis
To repose on your Heart, O Jesus, 
is all my happiness.
Mon Viv. Bouasse Lebel 529

Trinity Sunday, 2014

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

From small album: Most Holy Trinity
 
Sacred Heart
Collage on paper lace
RETURNING TO JESUS
You have lighted my heart, O, my God,
it traveled...  it is Yours.
Turgis
His Heart watches over us.
Jesus meek and humble of heart
Make our heart like unto your own.
The Source of Graces.
Turgis

Pentecost Sunday, 2014

COME!
AND RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
Come, Father of the poor,
Come, giver of gifts,
Come, light of the heart.

The Perfect Gifts of the Heart of Jesus
Faith that illumines,
Hope that consoles,
Love that vivifies.
Bouasse Lebel 3005

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