Saturday, June 28, 2008

Will of the Soul..........June 28


One ship drives east, and another west
With the self-same winds that blow:
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
Which decides the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways
of fate:
As the voyage along through life;
'Tis the will of the soul
That decides the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The ship's banner says, "Foreign Missions."
At the bottom: "Star of the Sea, pray for us and for sailing missionaries."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful -- there she is --Our Morning Star and Our Star of the Sea! Thankyou, Micki, for this treasure of a holy card!

Diane S.

Fr Scott Bailey, C.Ss.R. said...

Star of the Sea... one of my favorite Marian titles. As St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote, "Look to the Star! Call Mary!" If we do this we will NEVER be lost for she will always lead us to safe harbor, and that harbor is Christ.

Ed said...

I love this Holy Card Micki.
Thank You

Anonymous said...

Friends,

Here is a translation from the French ...

The ship's banner says, "Foreign Missions."
At the bottom: "Star of the Sea, pray for us and for sailing missionaries."

John

Micki said...

Diane - So good to get your email...I'll answer soon. Thanks for your comment...I love "Morning Star."

Fr. Scott - Oh boy, I love the quote you wrote. I am going to use that for my next "Star of the Sea." Thanks.

Ed - Your welcome Ed. We are blessed to have such a mother.

John - Once again, thank you. You always come to the rescue. I added the Father-Son video to my Misc. blog available through the "About Me" page. It touched me so deeply.

Fr Scott Bailey, C.Ss.R. said...

Micki, Fr. Mark at Vultus Christi posted the entire text. You can find it here:
http://vultus.stblogs.org/2008/06/june_1927_novena_to_our_mother_1.html

Sanctus Belle said...

Gorgeous...

Micki said...

Fr. Scott - Thanks for that site.
There is a lot of serious reading to be done here.

SB - Thanks.