Eternal Happiness is the reward of the faithful hearts who cling to the Cross with love. Basset

St. Berthold: Carmelite Feastday, March 29

Clear your mind of all created things, and live with God alone in the secret of your retreat. ~St. John of the Cross
ST. BERTHOLD one of the first of the Hermits of Mount Carmel, he directed the building of a monastery and a church in honor of the Prophet Elijah.

3rd Sunday in Lent

The Lord wants today to fill you with His Benefits: Abandon your heart to the sweet influences of His gracious Presence.
~ Fr. François Fénelon

The Holy Shepherdess relieves the suffering of the sheep of her flock.
Basset, Paris Pl. 338
qui amas animas... (Book of Wisdom) sisqut mater amat filium suum (2 Kings)
Interpreting these passages, I think
the sense may be:
Who is the Lover of Souls,
Head Over All,
my mother loves His Son.
Carmelite seal indicates that the card was published through the Order.
The Good Shepherd
Bouasse Lebel 2117

Link to:
St Gregory of Nyssa's Prayer to the Good Shepherd
Let your eye be fixed on the sign of salvation.
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Solemnity of Saint Joseph, March 19


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

Novena to St. Joseph, Day 8

GO TO JOSEPH
Never did I ask any grace from St. Joseph that I did not obtain ~ [St. Teresa]
Carmelite Seal  indicates publication through the order


Novena to St. Joseph, Day 7

St. Joseph
handcolored engraving
Saintin

Novena to St. Joseph, Day 6

Joseph, Our Father!
May your heart, O St. Joseph, be our refuge in our sorrows, our sufferings.
P. Huguet
Bouasse-Lebel M 220

Novena to St. Joseph, Day 5

Here is the friend of my heart!
Go to Joseph.
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Novena to St. Joseph, Day 4

HASTEN TO JOSEPH Through Joseph, you come to Jesus.  
Bouasse Lebel 1500

First Sunday of Lent ~ Novena to St. Joseph, Day 3

OH JESUS INSPIRE ME! 
the modest virtues of St. Joseph  
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THOUGHTS for the first Sunday in Lent:  Anselm of Canterbury: Christ the Fountain of Mercj ~ from ENLARGING THE HEART

Novena to St. Joseph, Day 2

WITH JOSEPH, LET US GO TO MARY
Both lead us to Jesus.

Novena to St. Joseph begins today

THE CHARITY OF JESUS IS EXTENDED TO ALL! Happy the one who enjoys His graces. Bouasse Lebel 3324
The Divine Harvest "He who hath a pure heart shall have the King of Heaven for his friend." Proverbs 22:2
Bomard, Paris
"Since with all my soul I behold the face of my beloved, therefore all the beauty of his form is seen in me."
~St. Gregory of Nyssa (Homilies on the Song of Songs)
Come to me! It is the voice of Jesus who calls us, of Him who awaits us with his blessing. ~ P. de Ravignan  Bouasse-Lebel
Loving Shepherdess, accept me into your flock.
Bouasse Lebel and Massin
GRACE OF SELF-DISTRUST
PRUDENCE OF THE HERON THAT WATCHES OVER ALL THE OTHERS. Image of the grace that is taught to all and especially to those in charge of others to guard against their own weaknesses.
Bouasse Lebel 

Note:
"...the heron's habit of standing on one leg earns it a reputation for contemplation, vigilance, divine wisdom, and inner quietness."ChristStory Bestiary
Wisdom is a beacon that guides our steps on the clouded path of life.
Call to the people with faith and love.
Bouasse Lebel

MARCH: Devotion, St. Joseph

The Lenten Season begins on March 9 
Holy Days in March: 

8. Holy Face: Feast Day is observed  on Shrove Tuesday, March 8, 2011
9. Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Lent begins (Ob) (Fast)
10. Novena to St. Joseph begins today March 10
17. St. Patrick: Memorial, March 17
19. St. Joseph: Solemnity, March 19
25. Annunciation: Solemnity, March 25

Sundays in March:
6. Sunday March 6
13. Sunday Lent week 1 March 13
20. Sunday Lent week 2 March 20
27. Sunday Lent week 3 March 27

Small Albums in March
St. Joseph ~ begins March 1
The Holy Face ~ begins March 8, 2011
Stations of the Cross ~ begins  March 9, 2011
Prayer to Christ Crucified ~ begins  March 9, 2011

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