“But in order that you should have life, it is not enough that My Son should have become the Bridge, unless you pass over this Bridge.”
~ God the Father to St. Catherine of Siena in The Dialogue 








As fragile as the wings of a butterfly, this delicate piece of paper lace also alludes to the metaphor of the bridge. In the dialogues St. Catherine of Sienna, Jesus Christ was described as the magnificent bridge between heaven and earth.
He brings and preaches 
PEACE OF HEART
Bouasse Lebel
The Cross is the bridge that connects heaven and earth. np


















For Lent & every day of the year:  ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings from the early fathers and the saints.
PSALTER OF THE LOVERS OF JESUS I myself am book for you! Have confidence; my death gives you life. O Marie, teach us to meditate, to taste this Book divine. Letaille








For Lent and all year:  ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit















For Lent and all year:  ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings.




Pray thus, Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Your hearts are gardens precious to the Lord.
Sprinkle with the life-giving waters of your Cross, the lilies sown there. 
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I know my sheep, and my sheep know Me.
John 10:7-16

Bénerd, Paris



Good readings for Lent:
 ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings from the early fathers and the saints.
Walk in my Presence, and you will be perfect.







SMALL ALBUM:
Doves and the Cross
LET US PRAY IN THE MORNING,
LET US PRAY IN THE EVENING;
GOD LOVES US TO GO TO HIM.
Dopter
Meditating in solitude on the cross comforts us.
Wentzel

Tree supporting a fragile plant and sheltering reeds,
image of the grace support of the weak souls.
Bouasse Lebel, Paris












Good readings for Lent: ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings from the early fathers and the saints both in the eastern and western Church.





O, Cross, I salute you,
my only hope.


Small album~ 
Doves and the Cross

Each day during Lent I will place a holy card that includes the Holy Cross, and each day I will link to  ENLARGING THE HEART ~ Mark Armitage's gracious offering of devotional readings from the early fathers and the saints.
Since I must suffer,
my God, I suffer resigned that,
if need be, I will die
full of love.
ALMS
To please God
we must be charitable.
Bouasse Lebel
The Cross teaches us how to pray, how to love God as we should. Wentzel
The Cross Sanctifies the Soul.
Handpainted










Small album~ 
Doves and the Cross

They saw Moses and Elijah speaking with Jesus. (Matt 17:1-9)
Felix, Paris

POWER
Come, Divine Power, come and communicate to my soul some of that Courageous Will that overcomes all the enemies of salvation.

very early Mme. Bouasse Lebel















THROUGH JESUS I RAISE MY HEART IN PRAYER.
Through My Heart, flooded by Divine Light, the incense of your prayers is allowed to evaporate.
Mon. Bouasse Lebel















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

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