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





Friday, January 11, 2019

Painting by Renoir
"God wants
 me 
to dance 
in 
His 
Arms
to a 
rhythm
 of 
romance
that is a
spirit-filled 
symphony."
                                                Michelle Benzinger

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Painting by Ludovico Marchetti

"You aspire to great things?
Begin with little ones."
                                                           St. Augustine

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Painting by Marcus Stone

"I set aside time today
for the quiet bliss
of listening."
Jenneth Graser

Painting by Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen
Remain humble, little and faithful.



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Painting by Raimundo Madrazo
"I desire my life
to feel
 like a
 love letter 
to the Creator,
and not a
 to-do list
 for a taskmaster.”
                                                                     Michelle Benzinger

Monday, December 24, 2018

Come to the Manger...

Painting by Gerard van Honthorst

"Let the Beloved
come to the manger,
converted
by Love
into a throne!
Let him come to 
his living cross and
repose tranquilly
in the refuge
of a love,
caressing and tender,
delicate and strong,
constant, faithful
and
HOLY!"
Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tota Pulchra Es...

Painting by Federico 
“You are all beautiful, Mary,
and the original sin is not in you.
You are the glory of Jerusalem,
You are the joy of Israel.
You give honor to our people.
You are an advocate of sinners.
O Mary,
Virgin most intelligent,
Mother most merciful,
Pray for us,
Plead for us,
to the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Happy Feast Day, Saint Nicholas!

Vintage Postcard Pinterest

"Children, correct your hearts and thoughts,

 so that you may be pleasing to God."
                                                                                                           St. Nicholas

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Painting by Petrus Van Schendel



“Advent is the time 
to allow the light of Christ 
to dawn in the darkness of our heart.
 To sit with Him in silence, 
to sit with Him in quiet, 
to make that journey 
with Joseph and Mary 
and to let God speak
in these deep places.”
Sister Miriam James, SOLT

Monday, December 3, 2018




“When I go to bed,
I sleep in peace, because, 
Lord,
 You keep me safe.”
Psalm 4:8

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Painting by Arthur Hacker

"In trial or difficulty
I have recourse to Mother Mary,
whose glance alone
is enough to dissipate
every fear."

                                                              St. Therese of Lisieux

Painting by Jerry Barrett

“ Oh, my God, You are here to draw me to Your secret hiding place.”
                                                                                                                                      Divine Intimacy 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

God's little dew drop...



"To be His,
 we must remain little, 
little like a drop of dew.
Oh! How few are the souls
who aspire to remain little
in this way."
St. Therese of Lisieux
Vintage Postcard from Old Design Shop

"How good God is
 to have given wings to my soul
 and lifted it up!"
                                                                             St. Therese of Lisieux

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Painting by Georges Rochegrosse
"It is now the hour for you to wake from sleep. The night is far spent; the day draws near. Let us cast off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us live honorably as in daylight."
                            Romans 13: 11-14

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Brides of the King...

Painting by Henri Gervex
“Either we are brides
 of so great a King
or we are not.
If we are, 
what honorable woman is there
who does not share 
in the dishonors
done to her spouse
Even though she does not will them?”
                                                                     St. Teresa of Avila

Monday, November 12, 2018

Strewing flowers...

Painting by Victor Gilbert
"I shall strew flowers before Your throne. I shall not come upon one without scattering its petals before You. While I am strewing my flowers, I shall sing, for could one cry while doing such a joyous action? I shall sing even when I must gather my flowers in the midst of thorns, and my song will be all the more melodious in proportion to the length and sharpness of the thorns."
                                                                                                                            St. Therese of Lisieux

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Painting by Sophie Gengembre Anderson
"The closer one approaches to God,
 the simpler one becomes."
                              St. Teresa of Avila

Women to aid...

Painting by Charles Courtney Curran
 "The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being achieved in its fullness, the hour in which woman acquires in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid mankind in not falling."
                                                                                                                                      Saint Pope Paul VI

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Prayer...

Painting by Frederick Walker


“Prayer and comfortable living are incompatible.”
                                                                                                         St. Teresa of Avila

Staying in Balance...

Painting by Jan Verhas
"When Christ is placed in the center
of our lives,
everything stays in balance,
when He is not,
everything comes 
crashing down."
Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Walking with Purpose

Monday, October 29, 2018

Painting by Maria Dorothy Webb

"In the light of eternity,
 the soul sees things as they really are."
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Praise to You, Lord...

The Lady with the Lamp’

“Lord,
You are the salve
that purifies our souls.
You are
the ointment that
heals our wounds.
You are the fire
that warms our hearts.
You are the light that
guides our feet.
Let all the world
praise You.”


St. Hildegard

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Your Divine Heart....

Painting by Jerry Barrett 1877

"Oh Jesus,
 my King
 and my God,

take me into the 
sweet shelter of 
Your Divine Heart,
and there unite me to Yourself
in such a way
that I shall live 
totally for You."
St. Gertrude

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Safe travels...

Painting by Jean Beraud

"Anyone who truly loves God travels securely."
St. Therese of Lisieux

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Painting by George Elgar Hicks                   






"Pain is never permanent."
St. Teresa of Avila

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Humility...




Painting by Carlton Alfred Smith



"My only ambition
 is to serve God
 in the most humble tasks."
           Brother Andre Bessette
Painting by Carlton Alfred Smith


“It is with the 
smallest brushes
that the artist paints
the most 
exquisitely, 
beautiful 
pictures.”

              Brother Andre Bessette 

Be cheerful...

Painting by Francois Martin-Kavel
"Even when alone
be cheerful,
remembering always
that you are in the sight
of the angels."
St. Therese of Lisieux

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Loving on Baby Jesus...


"In the intimacy 
of my soul,
I can
indeed,
HUG
the Christ child
Tight!"

JoseMaria Escriva

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Desire...



Painting by Edmund Charles Tarbell


"The more
 God 
wishes to
 bestow 
on us,
the more
 does 
He
 make us 
desire."

                                                              St. John of the Cross

Friday, December 1, 2017

Seek...





Painting by Nikiphoros Lytras

"Our King never abandons those who seek Him."
JoseMaria Escriva

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tranquil night...

Painting by Alexander Mueller

"The tranquil night
at the time of the rising dawn,
silent music,
sounding solitude,
the supper that refreshes and
deepens love."
St. John of the Cross

Monday, June 5, 2017

Taken from Pinterest ...no credit of Artist
            "Guide me           
according to
Your Truth
and carry me."
From 'The Holy Spirit, Fire of Divine Love' by Fr. Wilfred Stinissen, O.C.D.
   

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Holy Spirit...

Media Art using Antique Prayer card and World Wide Web.


Who are you, sweet light, that fills me
And illumines the darkness of my heart?
You lead me like a mother's hand,
And should you let go of me, 
I would not know how to take another step.
You are the space
That embraces my being and buries it in yourself.
Away from you it sinks into the abyss
Of nothingness, from which you raised it to the light.
You, nearer to me than I to myself
And more interior than my most interior
And still impalpable and intangible
And beyond any name:
Holy Spirit eternal love!

Are you not the sweet manna
That from the Son's heart
Overflows into my heart,
The food of angels and the blessed?
He who raised himself from death to life,
He has also awakened me to new life
From the sleep of death. 
And he gives me new life from day to day,
And at some time his fullness is to stream through me,
Life of your life indeed, you yourself:
Holy Spirit eternal life!


Are you the ray
That flashes down from the eternal Judge's throne
And breaks into the night of the soul
That had never known itself?
Mercifully relentlessly
It penetrates hidden folds.
Alarmed at seeing itself,
The self makes space for holy fear,
The beginning of that wisdom
That comes from on high
And anchors us firmly in the heights,
Your action,
That creates us anew:
Holy Spirit ray that penetrates everything! 

Are you the spirit's fullness and the power
By which the Lamb releases the seal
Of God's eternal decree?
Driven by you
The messengers of judgment ride through the world
And separate with a sharp sword
The kingdom of light from the kingdom of night.
Then heaven becomes new and new the earth,
And all finds its proper place
Through your breath:
Holy Spirit victorious power! 

Are you the master who builds the eternal cathedral,
Which towers from the earth through the heavens?
Animated by you, the columns are raised high
And stand immovably firm.
Marked with the eternal name of God,
They stretch up to the light,
Bearing the dome,
Which crowns the holy cathedral,
Your work that encircles the world:
Holy Spirit God's molding hand! 

Are you the one who created the unclouded mirror
Next to the Almighty's throne,
Like a crystal sea,
In which Divinity lovingly looks at itself?
You bend over the fairest work of your creation,
And radiantly your own gaze
Is illumined in return.
And of all creatures the pure beauty
Is joined in one in the dear form
Of the Virgin, your immaculate bride:
Holy Spirit Creator of all! 

Are you the sweet song of love
And of holy awe
That eternally resounds around the triune throne,
That weds in itself the clear chimes of each and every being?
The harmony,
That joins together the members to the Head,
In which each one
Finds the mysterious meaning of his being blessed
And joyously surges forth,
Freely dissolved in your surging:

Holy Spirit eternal jubilation! 
St. Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Mosaic by Anna Wyner at Our Lady of Walsingham

"Source of peace...
Light
come and enlighten me.
I am hungry,
come 
nourish me.
I am thirsty,
come,
quench my thirst.
I am blind,
come
and give me 
light.
I am poor,
come
and enrich me."
St. Miriam of Jesus Crucified

Friday, June 2, 2017


Painting by Ozias Leduc
"We glow inwardly
 with
 Thy Fire."
St. Augustine
                                                                                                        

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Photo taken from World Wide Web

"Submit
 to The Holy Spirit
 which comes
 from within
 and He will lead you
 to the path of Holiness."
                                  Pope Francis

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Painting by Michael K. Farrar O.D.
"Happy the souls who allow the Holy Spirit to touch them... the flame of God who is love itself.
Mother Mary of Jesus OCD

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Art taken from world wide web.

           "The Holy Spirit speaks to a soul that knows how to keep silent."
                                                                                                                          St. Faustina

Monday, May 29, 2017





 Detail from photo from main altar at Caravita

"Holy Spirit,
 inspire me.
Love of God,
consume me.
Along the road,
lead me.
Mary, my mother,
look upon me.
From all
 evil,
from all
illusion,
from all
danger,
preserve me."
St. Miriam of Jesus Crucified


 Detail of fresco from Civic Art Gallery of Recanati, Marche, Italy. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017




Painting by Fracked Giovanni Angelico

"The Holy Spirit is like a 
sunbeam
 whose grace is present 
to the one
 who enjoys Him
 as if He were present to one
 alone."
St. Basil the Great

Saturday, May 27, 2017



Antique Holy Card

"The Holy Spirit
 rests in the soul of the righteous; 
just like the dove in it's nest. 
 He hatches
 good desires in a pure soul, 
as the dove 
hatches her young."
St. John Vianney

Friday, May 26, 2017





Artist Jan van Echt


"O Holy Spirit,
 descend plentifully into my heart,
 enlighten the dark corners 
of this neglected dwelling
 and scatter there
 Thy cheerful beams."
St. Augustine

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

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