Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prayer or Meditation







"Prayer is when you talk to God;
meditation is when you listen to God."

Diana Robinson

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The work that goes into theses cards, Micki, is breathtaking. They really do have to be viewed in close up to be appreciated. Thank you.
Best Regards, Lynneda

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Sounds simple enough!

Anonymous said...

What a treasure! Just breathtaking and another
card that is a point of meditation in itself!

d.s.

StBlog said...

Micki, this is an exquisitely beautiful card. Thank you for letting us see it.

Anonymous said...

Friends,
Subject to your improvement or correction, I think that the French words mean the following:

"ARDOR (ZEAL)
"ADORATION -- THANKSGIVING --PETITION -- OFFERING -- RESOLUTION.
"The quarter-hour of activity of grace after Holy Communion.
Alas! ... From where did it come [why did it happen] that, from so many Communions, I reaped so few fruits? I did as the poor man does who leaves without waiting for the alms that the rich man was going to do grant him.
"O Spirit of love, help me to pray ... to ask ... and to thank."
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Sanctus Belle, if you have not already seen it, please read my response to you on the 1/28 (St. Thomas Aquinas) thread. Thanks.

John

Micki said...

Lynneda - I agree about looking at these cards in their enlarged view. I hope everybody knows how to double click on the card to see them bigger.

Jackie - Let's hope so.

D.S. - I hope others find it meditative also. Thanks.

Stblog - I'm just pleased that you pop in to check them out. Thanks.

John - More great translations. By the way, I did send Sanctus Belle some holy card images of St. Germaine.

sheep 1 said...

I really love this image and appreciate John's translation. It concerns me that our church is losing the reverence that we once had for the Eucharist. Many people now remain standing after receiving Communion and it seems like it really takes away from those precious moments of intimacy with Jesus.

On the amazing detail in the image--it is even more incredible when you remember that these are engravings and that the original master image was engraved by the artist onto a plate of copper or steel with a metal tool with a very sharp point. There's an excellent illustrated explanation of the process here:
Steel engraving-Wikipedia

Kay
He Gently Calls Us

Anonymous said...

Response to Sheep 1 from an oldster (one of my daughters sometimes calls me "fossil"--affectionately).
Anyway ( I am 60 yrs. old) when I was growing up and till out of high school we knelt at the altar rail to receive Holy Communion---the symbolism that is
subtle yet profound in its messages has been stripped. When I was young no girls could go past the altar rails into the sanctuary--only the priest and altar boys. It was a holy place. Now let the feminists scream discrimination, but there, women have lost their attraction to the humility that was the hallmark of the Woman of all women--Our Blessed Mother herself.

d.s.

p.s. John, thankyou for your wonderful translations!!!

Micki said...

Kay - Thank you for all this information. I found it fascinating, never read this before. Makes the cards even more special!

D.S. - Oh sweetie, you are no "oldster" to me. It was fun to remember those old days of kneeling at the railing to receive Him. Even my husband laughs to recall the days as an altar "boy" trying to stick the patten under the mouths of people who would fold their hands and stick them up by their mouth....hope you can picture this. Anyway, thanks.

Anonymous said...

D.S.! Don't you know 60 is the new40...?
Best Regards, Lynneda

Easter A. said...

WOW! I obviously missed a lot here. Great comments to read!