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





Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Happy Feast Day!

Artist James Sant

" I shall always sing,
 even should my flowers
 be gathered from
 the midst of thorns."
St. Therese of Lisieux

Monday, September 16, 2019

George Goodwin  Kilburne -Artist

"How unhappy I shall be in Heaven
if I cannot do little favors on earth,
for those whom I love."
St. Therese of Lisieux

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Artist - Winslow Homer





"One must erase
 the word, 
discouragement
 from one's
 dictionary
 of love."
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Artist - Michele Gordigiani

"The language He best hears
is silent love."
St. John of the Cross

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Artist - George William Joy

"I promise to resist your love no more."
St. Teresa of the Andes

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Edouard Manet


“He prefers my silence.”
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Artist - William Henry Lippincott





"As long as you are humble,
 you will be happy."
St. Therese of Lisieux
Artist - Hermann Lang
"Go cheerfully about
  whatever service
  you are ordered
 to do."
St. Teresa of Jesus


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Carl Vilhelm Holsoe - Artist


“Lord God,
true Light
 and 
Creator of light,
Grant that
 faithfully
 pondering
on all that 
is Holy,
we may ever live
in the 
Splendor of
Your presence.”
Divine Office

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Edward Burrill - Artist







"Let us not waste time.
For every moment is precious."
St. Teresa Margaret Redi

Monday, August 26, 2019

Herbert William Weeks-Artist
"Love follows us everywhere."
The Little Arab

Sunday, August 25, 2019


Artist William Anderson Coffin
" In the stillness of prayer,
I am silent and I adore.
I am silent and listen to Him.
I love Him."
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Saturday, August 24, 2019





"Unless ones goes
in search of God,
they will not find Him,
no matter how much they
cry for Him.
Taken from 'The Fire Within'.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Artist Lawrence Alma Tedema



"He dwells in me
and I in Him.
I have only to love
and let myself
be loved by Him,
always in silence."
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Artist Auguste Toulmouche






"Our Lord understands me very well, and He prefers
my silence."
St. Elizebeth of the Trinity

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Artist Frank Holl

"Contemplative silence
is the expectant 
hush of a soul
waiting for God to speak."
Mother Mary of Jesus, OCD

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

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