"I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her." --Hosea 2:14





Monday, May 22, 2017

Painting by Petrus Van Schendel
"Prayer is nothing other than a union with God.
  When your heart is pure and united with God,
 you feel within yourself a balm, 
a sweetness that is inebriating, 
a light that is dazzling. 
 In this intimate union,
 God and the soul
 are like two pieces of wax
 that have melted together; 
you can no longer separate them."
                                                                                                                         Saint John Vianney

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Painting by Marcus Stone





"There is nothing so inspiring,
so filled with peace,
 happiness, perfect health,
joy and contentment,
 as the development of 
 the spiritual nature."
                                                      H. Spencer Lewis

Friday, May 19, 2017

Painting by Dominico Fetti

"Consider all the past as nothing, 

and say, like David,
Now I begin to love my God."
St. Francis de Sales

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vintage Girl from Fotolia
"Finding our soul's beauty
 gives us tremendous freedom
 from worry."
St. John of The Cross

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Resting in Love...

Painting by Joan Brull
"My love, my God,
You are my dearest possession,
without You I have no hope nor desire,
in Heaven or in Earth.
You are my true inheritance 
and all the longing of my life and thought.

My love,
let the goal of my life
be your pleasure consummated in me!
Show me that covenant of marriage
in which my heart joins with yours.
Show me, as evening draws on,
that you are the light of the evening sky,
the light I see in the face of my dear God.
My evening star, dearest and brightest of all,
graciously appear to me at my death,
that I may have the Evening Star of my desire,
and gently fall asleep in all your fullest sweetness,
and find rest in my heart.
Come, fount of eternal light,
take me to yourself from whom I came.
There may I know as I am known,
and love as I am loved,
that I may see you, as you are my God,
and, seeing you, enjoy you and possess you
for evermore."
St. Gertrude the Great

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Painting by Elizabeth Sonrel
 "When you looked at me
your eyes imprinted your grace in me;
for this you loved me ardently;
and thus my eyes 
deserved to adore what they beheld in you."
                                                         St. John of the Cross

Monday, May 15, 2017

Painting by Gustav Pope



"I abandoned and forgot myself.
laying my face on my Beloved;
all things ceased; I went out from myself,
leaving my cares
forgotten among the lilies. "
                  St. John of the Cross

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Painting by Anna Elizabeth Klumpke





"A soul enkindled with love
is a gentle, meek, humble
and patient soul."
                     St. John of the Cross
Painting by Franz Winterhalter

"You considered 
that one hair
fluttering at my neck;
you gazed at it
upon my neck
and it captivated you;
and one of my eyes wounded you."
                                                              St. John of the Cross

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tears...

Painting by Thomas Benjamin Kennington
"In His mysterious silence, 
God manifests Himself
 in the tear 
shed by the child 
who suffers, 
and not in the order of the world 
that would justify this tear.  
God has His mysterious way 
of being close to us 
in our trials." 
(From the book, ' The Power of Silence' by Cardinal Sarah)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Painting by Ebenezer Newman Downard

"We do not know how to pray
as we ought,
but the Spirit Himself 
intercedes for us
with sighs 
too deep for words."
Romans 8:26
Painting by William Holman Hunt

"My heart has been
captivated
by His love,
and earthly things
no longer
satisfy it."
                                                         (Taken in part from ' Divine Intimacy')

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