It is the Blood
of the Son of God
that opens for us
the door of heaven. 
Blot, Paris

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

of the Soul
Happy the state of the heart in which Divine Love reigns. Alone, the pure souls united to Jesus taste the ineffable delights.
Bonamy, Poitiers

It is by the virtue
of my blood,
that the heart
is purified
and absolved.
The Perfect Gifts
of the
Heart of Jesus
Faith that illumines,
Hope that consoles,
Love that vivifies.
Bouasse Lebel 3005

St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin: Feast Day July 26 / Sts. Joachim and Anne: Feast Day, July 26

The Infancy of Jesus

Feast Day of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin 

Joachim: the name means, God prepares

Anne: the name means grace

Honored by both the Church in the East and in the West on this date, Sts. Joachim and Anne are also are celebrated  as  Protectors of the Carmelite Order. 
(My apologies to St. Joachim for not yet having found a holy cared where he is included.)

The Lord perpetuates
the memory of his wonders
He gives food  
to those who fear him.
Source of Life, delicious beverage, you give immortality.

St. Mary Magdeline: Feast Day, July 22

to the Penitente soul

Her tears have pierced His Heart, and her iniquity has been drowned in a river of bitterness.
Bouasse Lebel

from ~ small album: The Divine Gardener

St. Mary Magdeline's Feast Day

Precious Blood
of Jesus Christ,
flow over my soul.

Precious Blood of our Redeemer, it is through you that our souls will be saved.
Langlume, Paris

A free e-book to read this month:
The Precious Blood
by Fr. Frederick Faber
The Blessed Eucharist is the Testament of the Heart of Jesus.
Turgis, Paris 

F.W. Faber: The Precious Blood Is Living in the Chalice

It is through this divine touch that the cold heart comes alive and gradually experiences within itself that which befits the Heart of Jesus.
Letaille 19
I am the Fountain of Living Water...
Grant, O my God, that my prayer, like a sweet melody, rises to you, so that it draws on all whom I love a merciful glance. 
Mme. Bouasse Lebel

He quenches thirst at the Source of graces.
The Blood of Christ                         hand colored Lejeune
The Blood of Jesus Christ
Lejeune, Paris
The Source of Graces.
The blood of Jesus revivifies the earth.
May your Precious Blood purify my soul.
Purify my soul, o Adorable Blood.
Come, partake of the body and blood of the victim immolated for you; come and remember that this death is your life.

Feasts of the Sacred Heart and the Most Precious Blood

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You!

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost Sunday. Because this year's Feast falls on the first day of July,  it coincides with the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus.

Precious Blood of Jesus, Solemnity, July 1

The staff and hat of the Good Shepherd lean against the life-giving Cross in this illustration of His Precious Blood
springing forth to Eternal Life for
all those for whom He died.
Learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29

small album~
Sacred Heart of Jesus