Monday, April 5, 2010


MY LAST POST


Hint - See "Archives" on the left of this page to start back from the
beginning of this blog.  There are several years worth of holy cards and inspirational quotes.
Comments left can still be read by the author of the blog.


 


To all my dear dear friends,
The time has come for me to bring this holy card blog to an end. I can't believe over two and a half years have gone by (it's actually three and a half years but I took the first year's cards off the blog). It has been my joy and privilege to share my collection and love of holy cards with each and every one of you.
To those who so loyally sent words of friendship and encouragement, I will miss you. To those out there who stopped by but didn't leave any messages, I can only say "thank you". Seeing the number of visitors increase over time (over 337,000 "hits" from US and over 147 countries.....PRAISE GOD) told me that there were many of you who came frequently, if not daily. To those of you, my special blogging friends, who left comments and taught me as much if not more than what I shared with you, I will deeply miss checking the computer each day to read your words. Thank you.
The card posted today is special because it was given to me by a nun decades ago. It was the very beginning of something that grew into this collection that I enjoyed bringing to you. The words on the card touched a little girl's heart and still touches a senior citizen today. And so I pass these words on to all of you.
Remember the words......"See, O See, How I Love Thee". We love Him, He loves us, and I love you.
Archiving is shown on the left-sidebar. It makes it easier to go back and see over 825 cards. God bless you all. Thank you for being there for me. I will truly miss you.
Love,
Micki
(keep scanning down please)
Hanging on my kitchen wall, except it says "Welcome". I thought "Easter Blessings" was more appropriate than "Good-bye"
PS If I could be allowed one further suggestion....use my blog to come back daily and start with the first post of 2008 (shown in the left side-bar)....use the quotes as mini-prayers for the day.
That will keep you busy for the next 2.5 years :-)

It's just impossible to scan all the quotes quickly and still be touched by words left for our inspiration. Maybe I'll even meet you while I'm doing the same.

If you haven't already discovered
HOLY CARD HEAVEN, click here and add this beautiful blog to your daily appreciation of holy cards. You will truly enjoy.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Resurrection.....April 4








Because of Jesus' Resurrection we can be confident that death is not the end-there is future life with Him.
He is more than just a human leader.....
He truly is
THE SON OF GOD.



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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Placed in the Tomb.....April 3







Joseph of Arimathea asked for the body of Jesus and wrapped it in a clean linen sheet and laid it in a new tomb that had been hewn from rock.

Because of Jesus' claims, the religious leaders were almost as afraid of Jesus after death as when he was alive. Precautions were taken and guards posted so no one could steal the body.

The Pharisees failed to understand that no rock, seal, guard, or army could prevent the Son of God from rising again.








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Friday, April 2, 2010

It Is Finished........April 2



REMEMBER....TODAY STARTS THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
HERE are the prayers.



"The darkness on that Friday afternoon was both physical and spiritual....the physical agony was horrible but even worse was the period of spiritual separation from God. Jesus suffered this double death so that we would never have to experience eternal separation from God."

...from Life Application Study Bible, p.2036



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“The Hands Project”.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Thief is Saved....April 1





"As this man was about to die, he turned to Christ for forgiveness, and Christ accepted him. This shows that our deeds don't save us, our faith in Christ does (and with that faith we do the good deeds out of our love for Him). It is never too late to turn to God. Even in his misery, Jesus had mercy on this criminal who decided to believe in him."




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“The Hands Project”.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mary and John at the Cross...March 31








So few stayed with him until the end.
Will you be with him when your end comes?
Don't wait for a deathbed conversion.
You might not be in a bed when that time arrives.









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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jesus is Crucified.....March 30






They nailed him to the cross and divided his clothes among themselves by gambling.
"Casting lots was a way of making a decision by chance, like throwing dice or drawing straws. The soldiers cast lots to decide who would receive Jesus' clothing. Roman soldiers had the right to take for themselves the clothing of those crucified. This act fulfilled the prophecy of Psalm 22:18."

...from Life Application Study Bible, p.2104








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Monday, March 29, 2010

Jesus Meets the Women...March 29







Luke alone mentions the tears of the Jewish women while Jesus was being led through the streets to his execution.

Do we ever cry when we think how our sins are the reason he suffered? Can we now, again, promise to "sin no more"?




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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simon of Cyrene.....March 28

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“The Hands Project”.
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Simon from Cyrene
is forced to help Jesus carry his cross.

Can we carry our crosses for Jesus
without complaining?
Or, is our biggest cross to carry the fear of crosses?



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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Carries His Cross....March 27








So they took charge of Jesus, and he was sent out, carrying the cross by himself, to the place called The Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.

John 19:17






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Friday, March 26, 2010

Scourged at the Pillar...March 26


"Flogging could have killed Jesus. The usual procedure was to bare the upper half of the victim's body and tie his hands to a pillar before whipping him with a three-pronged whip. The number of lashes was determined by the severity of the crime; up to 40 were permitted under Jewish law (Deuteronomy 25:3). "


..from Life Application Study Bible, p.2277




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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Condemned to Death....March 25







Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Please click Annunciation to see past posts.


The high priests and members of the Sanhedrin should have recognized the Messiah because they knew the Scriptures thoroughly. But, they were more concerned about preserving their reputations and holding on to their authority. They valued human security more than eternal security.


May we always keep our eyes ahead to the eternal joy and home waiting for us and not get trapped in thinking the security of our human life is more important.


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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Denied by Peter.....March 24







Peter said he would never disown Christ, despite Jesus' prediction. But when frightened, he went against all he promised. He failed as a disciple and as a friend.

We need to be aware of our own breaking points and not become overconfident or self-sufficient. If we fail him, we must remember that Christ forgives and can use those who recognize their failure as He did Peter.





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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Judged by Pilate.....March 23






Pilate wanted to release Jesus, but the crowd loudly demanded his death. Pilate gave in to mass hysteria.



We are like Pilate when we know what is right but decide not to do it. Don't fall to peer pressure. Sometimes the right decision has unpleasant consequences: social rejection, career derailment, public ridicule. Think of Pilate then stand up for right.


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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Betrayed by Judas.......March 22







Judas may have realized that Jesus' kingdom was not physical or political, but spiritual. His greedy desire for money and status could not be realized if he followed Jesus, so he betrayed Jesus in exchange for money and favor from the religious leaders.


Do we "betray" Jesus for money also....do we place more importance on jobs and entertainment than on Him?


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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Agony in the Garden...March 21






The sinless Son of God took on our sins so that we could be eternally saved. He did not want to endure the horrible experience. But Jesus prayed, "Not what I will, but what you will."


Are you willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end?





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“The Hands Project”.
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

5th Luminous Mystery.....March 20




TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 20


At the Last Supper we see the institution of the Eucharist, in which Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies "to the end" his love for humanity, for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice.




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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Friday, March 19, 2010

4th Luminous Mystery.....March 19



Today is the Feast Day of St. Joseph.
Click
HERE and HERE to see former posts.



TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 19



During the Transfiguration the glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to "listen to him" and to prepare to experience with Him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with Him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit.



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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

3rd Luminous Mystery.....March 18





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 18


Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion and forgives the sins of all who draw near to him in humble trust, the inauguration of the ministry of mercy which He continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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“The Hands Project”.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2nd Luminous Mystery.....March 17




Today is also the Feast Day of St. Patrick.
Go
HERE to see last year's post. After clicking scan(mouse) down a little.




TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 17



The first of the signs, given at Cana, is when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers.


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1st Luminous Mystery.....March 16





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 16


As Christ descends into the waters the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son, while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

5th Sorrowful Mystery.....March 15






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 15


After three hours of agony, watched by His Beloved Mother, Jesus dies - let us pray for self-denial.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

4th Sorrowful Mystery.....March 14






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 14

Jesus shoulders His own cross, carrying it and dragging it to Golgotha, our sins were the weight of that cross - let us pray for patience.



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Saturday, March 13, 2010

3rd Sorrowful Mystery.....March 13






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 13



Jesus is ridiculed for claiming Kingship when they place a crown of thorns on His head - let us pray for courage..



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Friday, March 12, 2010

2nd Sorrowful Mystery.....March 12






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 12



Jesus is stripped of His clothing and dignity and is lashed repeatedly leaving His body a mass of bloody wounds - let us pray for purity.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010

1st Sorrowful Mystery.....March 11





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 11


The thought of our sins and His impending, horrible death make Jesus sweat tears of blood - let us pray for contrition.



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“The Hands Project”.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

5th Joyful Mystery.....March 10






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 10


After searching for three days Mary and Joseph find the 12 year old boy sitting among the learned doctors of the temple - let us pray for piety.



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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

4th Joyful Mystery.....March 9






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 9


Mary and Joseph present Jesus to His Heavenly Father in the temple 40 days after His Birth - let us pray that we might be obedient.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

3rd Joyful Mystery.....March 8







TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 8



Away from home and with no where to stay Mary and Joseph welcome Jesus into the world - let us pray for those suffering from poverty.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

2nd Joyful Mystery.....March 7





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 7



Mary, on hearing of Elizabeth's own pregnancy goes to visit with her cousin - let us pray for charity.




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Saturday, March 6, 2010

1st Joyful Mystery.....March 6






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 6

The angel of God appears to Mary and tells her she is to be the Mother of God - let us pray for humility.
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Friday, March 5, 2010

5th Glorious Mystery.....March 5







TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 5

Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, of Angels and Saints, to rule over our lives forever and into eternity - let us pray for devotion to Mary.




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Thursday, March 4, 2010

4th Glorious Mystery.....March 4







TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 4



Our Lady's soul returns to God and her glorified body is assumed into heaven - let us pray for eternal happiness.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3rd Glorious Mystery.....March 3






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 3

Jesus sends the Holy Spirit on His apostles and disciples in the form of fiery tongues - let us pray for love.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2nd Glorious Mystery.....March 2


TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 2


40 days after His Ressurection Jesus ascents into Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father, there to judge the living and the dead at the end of the world - let us pray for hope.





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Monday, March 1, 2010

1st Glorious Mystery.....March 1



TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 1



Jesus rises from the dead three days after His crucifixion as He had said He would - let us pray for faith.



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Sunday, February 28, 2010

His Mother-My Mother-Your Mother....February 28









Holy Mother, pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew,
Of my Saviour crucified.

O Mary,
make me to live in God,
with God, and for God.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Christ Before Pilate.......February 27





We too will stand before God to be judged.
Are we prepared?


Lenten Thought:
"Perhaps we need to fast from noise and busyness in order to hear God speaking in the silence. Perhaps we need to fast from television and entertainment in order to hear God in the cries of the poor and the stranger."
It is not too late to start.

Rev. Robert F. Dueweke, OSA

Friday, February 26, 2010

Suffering..........February 26





What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.


Saint Augustine

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It Is Finished..........February 25




"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt" (Mt 26:39).

"My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
(Mk 15:34)

"Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit" (Lk 23:46)

"It is finished" (Jn 19:30).


Jesus carried our sins in his own body on the cross so that we could die to sin and live in holiness; by His wounds we have been healed.
(1 Peter 2:24)



Here is the meaning of the Latin words on this card:
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jesus Comforted by an Angel......February 23











New Testament teaches that Jesus suffered on behalf of humanity,
it never said he suffered instead of us.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hard Lenten Promises..........February 22


"You can't say your Lenten promise
is too hard after looking at this photo."

Kathleen




Where there is no love, put love and
you will find love.




This is a photo that came in an email. It is not my holy card.
It just touched my soul.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Sunday of Lent.......February 21 (198)






Why was Jesus tempted by Satan in the desert?
To teach us to withstand sin.


If you don't think you have any sins,
That makes another one.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our Lady of Sorrows.................February 20



Our Lady of Sorrows

Sorrowful Mary, be with us in our sorrows.
"Place your heart gently in Our Lord's wounds.
Have great confidence in His mercy for
He will never abandon you."


Padre Pio


Here is the meaning of the Latin and German words on this card:

"Sorrowful Mother, comforter of the afflicted, pray for us!"




.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Trials..........February 19







"Trials help greatly to detach us from earth. They make us look to God,
rather than to this world."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Thursday, February 18, 2010