Saturday, June 21, 2008

St. Aloysius Gonzaga..........June 21




To read about St. Aloysius click here




He who wishes to love God does not truly love Him if he has not an ardent and constant desire to suffer for His sake."


St. Aloysius Gonzaga

6 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

I am enjoying the lovely artwork and prayers you present here.
I found your blog at CWO.

Holy_Card_Lover_2 said...

Hi Micki,
Your Holy Cards are stunning!!
I need your help. I need help spreading the word about my blog, because I'm getting absolutely no view, so if you could tell others about my blog, it would be a HUGE help!

Josh

Anonymous said...

Micki,

I looked at this card yesterday, but not carefully enough. Today I noticed that, next to the skull there is what appears to be a whip (scourge/flagellum). I was pretty sure what this meant, and I was able to confirm it.

According to this site, St. Aloysius, despite his innocence, "made use of the practice of flagellation" to the point of drawing blood.

The now very rarely used practice of the "discipline" (penance of flagellation) is described in the old Catholic Encyclopedia here.

John

Micki said...

Terra Hangen - Welcome. I'm so pleased you "found" me. Your comments are always welcomed here.

Josh - Good to have you up and running again.

John - Oh my goodness, the site you directed us to about St. Aloysius is just outstanding. I spent the last 20 minutes reading more about him there that I never knew. Thank you so much. I am going to change the site I recommended to the site you recommended...thank you.

SrMM said...

Outstanding and important pictures for the preservation of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Faith. Thank you "Micki". I will pray for your intentions and help in ways I can.
Sr. Mary Michael OSA

Micki said...

srmm - Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. It is much appreciated. I'm so glad you enjoye the cards. Thank you for your prayers. I will pray for you too.