O, Mary, accept the first fruits of my day. 
Dopter
Jesus, our Refuge
LET US LISTEN TO HIS VOICE
and he will guide us to heaven.

St. Teresa of Jesus: Feast Day, October 15

“There is a Sun
in the interior
of the soul
from which
a brilliant light
proceeds...
"

St. Teresa of Avila
from The Interior Castle
p. 124












Image from So Great a Cloud of Witnesses: St. Teresa of Jesus

THE GOOD ACTIONS OF A CHILD OF MARY
form a crown most precious
FOR THE HEART OF THIS GOOD MOTHER
Bouasse Lebel 1288

SHE IS  MY REFUGE
O, my Mother, receive me into your arms.

St. John Chrysostom: Feast Day, September 13

 John Chrysostom: We Impart the Wisdom of God in a Mystery ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. John Chrysostom  Called The Golden Tongued because of his eloquence.

Doctor of the Church
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Each Pater is a diamond, each Ave a flower 
added to the crown we offer to Mary.
Bouasse Lebel 112B
The kingdom of God, my children, is eternal springtime.
Dopter
JESUS BLESSES THE CHILDREN.
The kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
St. Matthew 19:14
Bouasse Lebel
My good Angel, 
you are my guide and my tender guardian.
Boumard
Show that you are our Mother..

Our Lady of the Rosary: Feast Day, October 7

Mary, Mother of Grace and of Mercy, help me against the efforts of my enemies.


Small album~
The Rosary, Our Lady's Psalter
Saintin

Our Lady of Victory: Feast Day, October 7


Our Lady of the Rosary was known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” in honor of her intercession in a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against invasion by Islam. "The rosary became the spiritual weapon of the Christians as thousands joined together in prayer on the day of the Battle of Lepanto, October 7, 1571." The Rosary was prayed  from dawn to dusk and victory was won. In honor of her intercession, Pope Pius V named that day a feast day, Our Lady of Victory. This name was later changed to Our Lady of the Rosary, so both titles refer to the same event.
Read the story at this link
Another source for history Una Voce Carmel:



Good Angel, 
guide me to my mother. 
Bouasse Lebel 1241

LET US LISTEN TO HIS VOICE
and he will guide us to heaven.
I entrust him to you: keep him for all eternity.

St. Francis of Assisi: Memorial, Oct. 4

Fr. Lawrence reminded us of St. Francis' love of Lady Poverty, the giving up of everything for the love of Jesus, and then he gave this beautiful understanding of the stigmata: 
He said that when we are in great pain we rarely allow anyone to know what we are actually experiencing except those who are closest to us. He felt that it was possible to consider that it was because St. Francis was so close to Him, that Our Lord chose to share His greatest pain with him.




First Friday

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

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face: Memorial, Oct. 1

Portrait by her sister Celine (Sr. Genevieve)
commissioned in 1907
European postcard

Symbolism of harp: song of her heart as she poured out her life in prayer and sacrifice.

Saint Thérèse Home Page

Video with music:
St. Therese of Lisieux













October - Month of the Holy Rosary

October Devotion:  Month of the Holy Rosary

Feast Days in October
Small Albums ~ October
If you want to be my sheep,
I will be your shepherdess.
If you want to be my pupils,
I will be your teacher.
If you want to be my children,
I will be your mother.
Bouasse Lebel 1253

Feast of the Holy Archangels: September 29


The Three Archangels:
St. Michael, St. Raphael, St. Gabriel
Romanian icon
printed in Belgium
La Divina Pastora
printed in Barcelona

The Lily Flourishes Near to the Cross
Happy sheep, for you the divine shepherdess 
will remove the thorns of the road.
Mary's sheep shall only slake her thirst at the Savior's living fountains.


Good Mother, 
take me under your protection. 
 Turgis

The Divine Shepherdess 
Pannier, Paris
I dare to lift up my eyes to you.
The Good Shepherd entrusting the care of His flock
to the Most Holy Virgin
Who comes to me comes into life.  
Although wounded, I am in your arms blessed, happy little sheep 
Let me never, Oh Mother, turn away from you.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Solemnity, September 14



 
St. Helena
J. Koppe, Prague

Link to explanation of  the feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Roodmas) 


Small albums~
Images of the Holy Cross










Vigil of the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

Your name, O Mary, 
is an overflowing fragrance 
 that rejoices all hearts. 
Letaille

The Divine Shepherdess 

I will cure all your ills. 
I will bandage your wounds 
with the oil of mercy 
and the wine of love. 
Letaille 211

Remembering 9 11

HAVE MERCY ON US
The Divine Shepherdess  
Villemur

Followers