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





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

Humble...




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)

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