Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dear friends of Holy Card Heaven,
It has been my joy and my privilege to be able to bring this gentle faith art to you each day for the last few years.  Since the passing of my beloved in April of 2015, the daily postings have become at times sporadic, and, because I don't want to disappoint by missing days - sometimes even weeks or months - I feel that, at least for now, I need to discontinue the daily posts.  I will, however, leave all of the pages archived on the web so that you can visit them at any time. 
I close with a posting of the Heart of Divine Love by Flemish engraver Cornelius de Boudt, (1660-1737).  Because I find that within this image and its message, is space for endless meditation, after the translation of the words of Cornelius de Boudt, I took the liberty of sharing my interpretation of this most precious image:
Heart of Divine Love
"and they were all from one Heart and Will."

The Sacred Heart of  Our Savior,
inseparably encircled by the Father's Heart
draws together as one ~ in an infinite community of love ~ all those in whom the image of the Triune God has been restored (the saints)
and all of us who, through the action of the Holy Spirit, are being sanctified.

This image, like the perspective afforded by the Holy Icons,
lets us look through its window into heaven
and from from that holy vantage, look back into our world
where, together with the artist,
we praise the Heart of Jesus and await with joy
His promise of the return of all creation
to the place of its beginning.
Lord lead us,
with your protection we arrive at your sanctuary.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sts. Peter and Paul: Solemnity, June 29

St. Peter and St. Paul

St. Paul
God forbid that I should glory in anything 
save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, June 27, 2016

There in recollection and solitude 
in the Heart of Jesus I lose myself.
hand painted

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Let us love God because He has first loved us.
Bouasse Lebel 247

Saturday, June 25, 2016

That is the whole law of Jesus.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Solemnity of St. John the Baptist: June 24

There is much to contemplate in this image of the Baptist:

The Baptist, depicted as a living bridge, presents Christ, true God and true man, to the waiting world. His eyes are cast down to direct attention away from himself to his Saviour.

Jesus, as he begins His ministry,  looks to the Father, seeking His will in all He must do in the work of Redemption...

The Light of Christ informs and regenerates creation...

Mirrored in both the swan floating serenely on the waters of death and also in the rock from which the all-powerful waters of regeneration spring, Christ embraces the dove, symbol of the soul entrusted to His care.
Full of grace and gentleness,
the child Jesus has given
drink to his small precursor.
In Heaven, happy conqueror,
I will get drunk on glory
at the source of his Heart.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Vigil of the Feast of St. John the Baptist

THE CARESSES OF JESUS  Love and keep for a friend 
the one who does not leave you 
when all abandon you.  
Bouasse Lebel 1015

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Cross and the Altar

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing that has being came into being.
John 1:3

Note: The artist shows us the Sacred Heart and the Eucharist springing forth from it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Good thoughts are born of the soul.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

My God, receive me into your adorable Heart. 
Bouasse Lebel, 389

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sweet unity in the cross of Jesus.
Hand painted

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

His Heart watches over us.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Perfect Gifts of the Heart of Jesus
Faith that illumines,
Hope that consoles,
Love that vivifies.
Bouasse Lebel 3005

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Source of Graces.

Friday, June 10, 2016

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

[Sacred Heart of Jesus]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

To repose on your Heart, O Jesus, 
is all my happiness.
Mon Viv. Bouasse Lebel 529

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

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

Sunday, June 5, 2016

At the mere sound of my appearing
Once opened the door softly.
There calleth: Come child to me,
Here you will find peace and rest.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: June 4, 2016

She is a garden enclosed and a fountain sealed. ~ Song of Songs
Open to me your Immaculate Heart, O Mary. I have chosen it as home.
Souvenir of December 8, 1854

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bouasse Lebel 3000

June Devotion: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Small Albums for June
Feasts in June for which holy cards are included:
3. Sacred Heart of Jesus (S) 2016
5. Immaculate Heart of Mary (M) 2016
13 - St. Anthony of Padua (M) - in 2015 superseded by Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
24 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist (S)
29 - Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles (S)

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a moveable feast, which means that it depends on the date of Easter Sunday. It is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost Sunday, which falls on the 50th day of Easter.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Feast of the Visitation

The greeting of St. Elisabeth:
Blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
18th Cent. Flemish engraving on vellum 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Feast of Corpus Christi May 29, 2016

This is My Body
Support my strength to do good.
Bouasse Lebel 3350

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Vigil of the Feast of Corpus Chrisiti

“Behold the Love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament”  
large 18th Century holy card signed the Antwerp engraver Pierre Balthasar Bouttats (1681-1756).  
Front in Dutch 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bouasse Lebel 3080

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lover of souls.
As a mother loves her son.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

O, Lady, I recommend myself  to thee
because thou watchest over me forever.  ~ St. Godric of Walpole[Finchale]

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Trinity Sunday 2016

Let us not attach ourselves to the foreign land, 
not search for sweetness, except in the Light.

Small Album~
Most Holy Trinity

Saturday, May 21, 2016

I will not leave you orphans.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ave Maria
You Rescue the Orphan
vers 1850, "recueillez l'orphelin"

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Homage to Mary
One of the flowers of Mary,
The forget-me-not symbolized
The Eyes of Mary

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Feast of Pentecost

Happy the pure heart. How infinite in the Holy Spirit.

Beside the Living Water through the action of the Holy Spirit, 
the soul is nourished and purified. 
Made one with all life in the infinite love of God, this unity is true happiness; 
it is the expansiveness of joy.

small album~
Come Holy Spirit

Pentecost Sunday, 2016

Come, Father of the poor,
Come, giver of gifts,
Come, light of the heart.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Vigil of Pentecost 2015

Feast of Pentecost