Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jesus, our Refuge

All Hallow's Eve

Carefully, in the forest,
a guardian angel
leads lost children home.
Matthew Scheistl

A sweet way to brighten this night:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Guardian Angel
Antique German postcard 
the artist was
Lindberg Heilige Schutzengel
TIKK publishing EGMS No 9505
 circa 1908

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

God is Love, and those who love dwell in God and God dwells in them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

God has commanded His angels to protect you in all your ways.
Psalm 91:11

Monday, October 26, 2015

Let your eyes be fixed on the sign of salvation.
  Bouasse Lebel 1030

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Holy Guardian Angel

Holy Guardian Angel

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lord, teach me to do Thy will.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Under thy protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Let us ask our guardian angel's assistance;
we will find our cross lighter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

St. Gerard Majella, October 16


St. Gerard Majella, Miracle at the Well.

Bl. Gerard Majella, of the Congregation of the Redemptorists
One of his ecstasies before the image of the Most Holy Virgin.

In Macedonia, in the House of the Cappucines, St. Gerard before an image of the Madonna, shouting: Behold how beautiful, goes into ecstasy in the presence of many priests and lords.

My good Angel does not abandon me.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

St. Teresa of Jesus: Feast Day, October 15

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

form a crown most precious
Bouasse Lebel 1288

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

World Consecrated to the Heart of Mary

October 13, 2013, 
Pope Francis consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vigil Prayer, Oct 12, 2013

Pope Francis led a prayer vigil Saturday, October 12, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.” Each one of us has “knots” in our souls, caused by sin, said Pope Francis. “These knots take away our peace and serenity...” He acknowledged that some might believe they are without hope and say 'But Father, mine can’t be untied.' “That’s a mistake. All knots in the heart, all knots in the conscience, can be untied.” If we ask Mary, “the woman of faith” for help, he continued, “she will surely say to us, ‘go forward, go to the Lord, he will understand you.’ And she takes us with the hand of a mother to the embrace of the Father, to the Father of mercy.”

Link to Our Lady Undoer of Knots

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My good Angel, 
you are my guide and my tender guardian.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The kingdom of God, my children, is eternal springtime.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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

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:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

St. Bruno: Feast Day, Oct. 6

St. Bruno
18th cent. engraving

and he will guide us to heaven.
Good Angel, 
guide me to my mother. 
Bouasse Lebel 1241

Monday, October 5, 2015

I entrust him to you: keep him for all eternity.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mother of the Angels

First Friday

You have lighted my heart,
O, my God,
it traveled...  it is Yours.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Angel guardian, kind protector,
Guide me to true happiness.

October - Month of the Holy Rosary

October Devotion:  Month of the Holy Rosary

Feast Days in October
Small Albums ~ October