Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bouasse Lebel

Jesus Doctor of Evangelists

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Faith and Love  
The door of heaven will be opened 
to the Christian soul refined by love. 
Let us not attach ourselves to the foreign land, 
not search for sweetness, except in the Light.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Faith enlightens us,
Hope supports us,
Love draws us. 
Chez Ch. Letaille, Paris

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Feast Day, November 21

This beautiful feast is observed on the same date both by the Church in the East and in the West.

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle. 
Kontakion - sung in the Greek Orthodox Church on this Feast Day.   
Presentation of the Theotokos

The Carmelite Order recalls with joy that on this day in 1904 Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity composed her beloved Prayer to the Trinity.
From an article on the meaning of this Feast by Fr. James McCaffrey, OCD.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

At death, the Christian soul rises to Heaven.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Reefs Avioded
My child, watch with me ... 
One must watch and pray without ceasing.

Small album~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Door of Heaven

Saturday, November 17, 2012

She is the Door of Heaven. 
Bouasse Lebel Plate 872

Friday, November 16, 2012

St. Gertrude the Great: Feast Day, November 16

St. Gertrude
Turgis, Paris

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertrude the Great to release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each times it is said:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

St. Gertrude the Great 
St. Gertrude the Great Abbess
From these sources we learn that St. Teresa of Avila "chose her as her model and guide" and " sought her intercessory prayer often."

"Look at my heart,
and it will be your
~St. Gertrude

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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

Monday, November 12, 2012

Toward the heavenly Jerusalem
let us unite our efforts here below for a good end ~
to find ourselves
in the living room
of the blessed  [the happy souls].

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Courage, Courage
We will get there

on verso
The Sheep of Heaven
Happy are those who aspire to heaven.
Bouasse Lebel

On the road to Heaven
Faith enlightens us...  Hope supports us,
Love draws us!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mary followed Jesus... Let us follow our Mother!
Letaille, Paris

Friday, November 9, 2012

Come, blessed of my Father. These crowns belong to you: 
Faith, Hope, Love, Chastity, Sweetness, Humility,  Lejeune, Paris
Based on Matt. 25:34 Come, ye blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity: Memorial, November 8

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, the Saint of the Divine Indwelling
Elizabeth, the House of God 
The Fellowship of His Suffering 
Elizabeth of the Trinity and St. Paul
Note:St. Teresa of Avila often referred to the Carmelite monestaries as the Dovecotes of Our Lady. For that reason, and because, like St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity lived near Paris during the time in which most of the cards in this collection were published, I looked for one for her feast day that I hope expresses something of the Carmelite charism she so perfectly embodied:
Nest of the Dove
I retire into solitude, and there listen to what the Lord says to me.

Link: Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

THE DIVINE PILOT 12 The End of the Voyage. The night is here, we gain the port… We touch it: Alleluia!  

"It rests the soul to think how heaven is the Father's
house; that there He awaits us as beloved children" ~ Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Small album~
The Divine Pilot

Poor sinner, 
why flee the true path?
Even so, the Good Shepherd himself wants to guide you.  
Bouasse Lebel 1346

Note: Through the trinitarian symbol above the Gate of Heaven it seems the artist is showing us that even as the Uncreated Light of the Holy Trinity is calling to us from Eternity, we need guidance of the Good Shepherd, God Incarnate, to lead us safely home.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Port of salvation
even Jesus himself is the pilot

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I am here! Come share my triumph and my glory! In the Court of the Queen of Heaven, you will have the office of the Faithful Subject in time and in eternity.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Holy Cross

By it we will be saved.
hand colored np

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NOVEMBER: Devotion, Holy Souls

    Feast Days in November:
    • November 1st. All Saints (S)
    • November 2nd. All Souls: (M)
    • November 24th, 2013 - Christ the King: (S) 
    The Feast of Christ the King is a moveable feast. It is celebrated on the final Sunday of the liturgical year, which is the last Sunday before Advent starts.
    • November 3rd.  St. Hubert (M) 
    • November 10th. Pope St. Leo the Great (M)
    • November 16th. St. Gertrude the Great (M)
    • November 17th. St. Elizabeth of Hungary(M) 
    • November 23rd. Saint Stanislaus Koska (M) 
    • November 28th.  St. Catherine Labore: (M)   
    Small Albums ~ November
     Carmelite Feast Days