Easter Vigil

This is a magnificent image depicting the Water of Baptism as the Vine, the very Heart of God, flowing over the soul of the newly Baptized by the power of the Cross.
 
THE VINE AS THE HEART OF GOD
The young vine shoot bedded in the earth.
Small branch, always remember well
that you are of God,
that you are in God,
and that you are for God.
GRACE OF HOLY BAPTISM   Letaille See John 15:1-5
 
Note: Holy Saturday is the day when many are baptized into Christ.  At the Easter Vigil service, all  Christians renew their Baptismal Promises.

Our Lord and Savior

Holy Shroud
True Image of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ 
Vintage print. 

Good Friday

Woman, behold thy son! Son, behold thy mother!
John 19:26-27V
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This most holy image is signed on the back in ink by
Pr. Jean Bosco, so it appears to have been one that was loved by the saint in his lifetime.

Holy Thursday


I am gentle and humble of heart.
I give you the example  that you do as I have done.
Based on John 15
Bouasse Lebel 800


small album:
Holy Thursday

Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday)

Our parish priest, Fr. Lawrence, asked us to ponder the response of the disciples when Christ told them that one of them would betray Him: "Lord, is it I?" He went on to explain that by their example of humility in the presence of their Lord, we know that none of us can feel sure of our state of holiness in the eyes of God, that in the heart of each person born into the human condition there are serpents coiled and dormant waiting to bite us, to bite each other and to bite God. He prayed that each of us who will enter into of the Great Mystery of the saving Death and Resurrection of Our Lord, may see the serpents in our own heart nailed to the Cross, raised up, as Moses raised up the serpent in the desert, foreshadowing the healing of all who look upon the Cross of Christ in faith and accept His saving power.


RETURNING TO JESUS
You have lighted my heart,
O, my God,
it traveled...  it is Yours.
Turgis

Lord, show me your ways
and teach me your paths

Eternal Happiness
is the reward of the faithful hearts who cling to the Cross with love.  
Basset
ALMS
To please the Lord, 
it is necessary to be charitable.
Bouasse Lebel


Let your prayer arise
to Jesus 
like the smoke of incense.  
Dopter

It is by the virtue of my blood,
that the heart is purified 
 and absolved.
Turgis



The Way of the Cross
 leads to divine light.

Our Lady of the Destitute
Bouasse Lebel 129

St. Francis de Paola: Feast Day, April 2

St. Francis de Paola

St. Francis de Paola 
original engraving


The things of earth seem of little account 
when one possesses the highest good.  
Bouasse Lebel


April Devotion: Blessed Sacrament

April

Feast days in April:
  • 2. St. Francis de Paola
  • 21. St. Anselm
  • 26. Our Lady of Good Council
  • 29. St. Catherine of Sienna


Small Albums April Devotion ~ The Blessed Sacrament



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


O Life Giving Cross,
I place at your feet, 
my joys and my sorrows. 
Mon. Vve. Bouasse Lebel


God of Love,
animate me, vivify me
just as if it were my last day.


THE CROSS IS THE MAGNET OF LOVE!

My Divine Master, whether I run or rest, I am all to You, and You are all to me. O divine Heart of  Jesus, your memory is my delight; I hunger and thirst for your love.
Nest of the Dove 

I will retire into solitude 
and there I will listen 
to what the Lord tells me.

Letailler

Feast of the Annunciation, March 25

I am the servant of the Lord. 


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


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


Jesus is the Divine Gardener
of Our Hearts
  Bouasse Lebel 1254

Feast of St. Joseph, March 19

THE CHARITY OF JESUS IS EXTENDED TO ALL. 
Happy the one who enjoys his graces.  
Bouasse Lebel 3324

Ninth Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 18

OH JESUS INSPIRE ME!
The modest virtues of St. Joseph  
Bouasse Lebel 3449

St. Patrick: Feast Day, March 17

Erin Go Bragh 
{Ireland Until the End of Time} St. Patrick, pray for us. 
 Bouasse Lebel 644

Eighth Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 17

Sixth Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 15

Divine Child
Imagine that! You lived by the work of your hands.
A. Jourdain, Paris

Fifth Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 14

PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT JOSEPH 
Good Saint Joseph, bless our families; 
obtain for us the joy and the peace of God.  
Turgis

Fourth Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 13

The Patronage of St. Joseph 
What can I fear O St. Joseph? 
You speak to me softly beneath your  protective mantle. 
 L. Turgis et Fils, Paris pl. 59

Third Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 12

PROTECTOR OF INNOCENCE
St. Joseph, like the Divine Jesus,
carry me in your arms.
Bouasse Lebel 575

Second Day of Novena to St. Joseph, March 11


Confidence in St. Joseph
example for the Divine Jesus

First Day of Novena to St. Joseph (March 10)

ST. JOSEPH He has suffered with Jesus. He reigns in heaven with Jesus. Bouasse Lebel 1117

Novena
St. Joseph Prayers and Resources



FOR ALL
IS THE HEART OF JESUS OPEN
REFUGE OF THE PURE SOUL
Fleeing into the heart of Jesus
the soul finds therein protection against all temptation. 
Turgis 
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.

First Friday


At the mere sound of my appearing
Once opened the door softly.
There calleth: Come child to me,
Here you will find peace and rest.

Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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, March 4, 2014




The name "Shrove Tuesday" is derived from the custom of confessing sins and being "shriven" (absolved) just before Lent.
The Call of the Sheep
Dopter
Good St. Joseph, I offer you my heart to give to Jesus.
Turgis
Jesus, Mary, Joseph save us!
Fridolin Leiber (1853-1912)

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