Friday, February 29, 2008

Mount Calvary/Olivet, Friday of the Third Week of Lent









Our Lord looked down upon the city twice.
Once, from Mount Olivet, and He weeps for it.
And once, from Mount Calvary, and He bleeds for it.



PENNIES FROM A POOR BOX

Joseph E. Manton, C.S.S.R.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Complain......Thursday of the Third Week of Lent








"Let us go to the foot of the Cross,
and there complain....if we have the
courage."


Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Through the Cross, Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent



"Our Lord
who saved the world
through the Cross
will only work
for the good of souls
through the Cross."


St. Madeline Sophie Barat




Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Our Cross, Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent








Let us bow to the Will of our Father in heaven
and bear the trials and crosses which He
permits to come to us.
Give us the grace to be Your true disciple,
to deny ourselves and take up our
cross daily and follow You.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Mary With A Tear, Monday of the Third Week of Lent





"Let me share with thee His pain,
Who for all my sins was slain,
Who for me in torment died.

Virgin of all Virgins best!
Listen to my fond request:
Let me share thy grief divine.

O how sad and sore distressed,
Was that Mother highly blest.
Of the sole begotten One!"


Song - AT THE CROSS HER STATION KEEPING (STABAT MATER DOLOROSA)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mother of Japan, Sunday of the Third Week of Lent








"Eve believed the devil
and the world perished!
Mary put her faith in the Angel of God
and the world was saved!"

St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Saturday, February 23, 2008

K. Beuron Pieta, Saturday of the Second Week of Lent








Let us ask Mary to
hold us as we go through Lent.



HE died for me
I live for HIM.
(as seen on a t-shirt)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Feast of The Chair of St.Peter, Friday of the Second Week of Lent





"The cathedral (chair) is the throne established where the bishop resides, hence the name cathedral, given to the church where his seat is placed. Metaphorically, it represents the episcopal authority itself. "The Chair of St. Peter" means, therefore, a memory of St. Peter's episcopate, and his primacy as head of the whole Church."

From St. Andrew Daily Missal

It is from the chair that the pope teaches, guides, and shepherds the flock of Christ. Let us pray for the Church and especially for our pope, that God may protect him and give him the strength, courage, and wisdom he needs to guide.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jesus, Child, Cross, Thursday of the Second Week of Lent








"The Cross is my sure salvation.
The Cross I always worship.
The Cross of our Lord is with me.
The Cross is my refuge."



St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Agony in the Garden, Sleeping Apostles, Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent



"Christ, ever faithful to the Father's will, strengthen us so that we may not fall into the sleep of indifference and deny you even as you take on the immense burden of our sins, both past, present, and future.
Amen


Pray for all those who have betrayed another, especially for those who have turned against relatives, friends, or neighbors."


LENT AND EASTER WISDOM FROM FULTON J. SHEEN

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Accompany Jesus in His Agony, Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent



The day will come, sooner than we think,
when death will be near. The soul will be alone with Christ.
We shall then know what it is
to have continued with Him in His temptations;
we shall hear Him say to us,
in this supreme and decisive agony,
which is now our own:
'You did not forsake Me in My agony,
you accompanied Me when I went to Calvary to die for you.
Behold Me now;
I am near you to help you,
to take you with Me.
Fear not, have confidence, it is I!'

Blessed Columba Marmion

Monday, February 18, 2008

Implements of Crucifixion, Monday of the Second Week of Lent




Suffering is not the last word in the Christian life.
After having shared in the Passion of the Savior,
we shall also share in His glory.



From: THROUGH THE CROSS TO VICTORY,
The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jesus with the "Fishers of Men", Second Sunday of Lent






Is Jesus asking you to change the position of your nets?
You too might catch something rewarding.




Be sure to click on the picture to see it enlarged.






Saturday, February 16, 2008

Do Not Fear the Future, Saturday of the First Week of Lent



"Do not fear God
for perfect love casts out fear.
God is biased in your favor.
God is more lenient than you because He is perfectly good and,
therefore, loves you more.
Be bold enough then,
to believe that God is on your side,
even when you forget to be on His."


Fulton J. Sheen
PREFACE TO RELIGION

Friday, February 15, 2008

Jesus I Adore Thee, Friday of the First Week of Lent








I adore thee Lord Jesus
dying on the cross
for the salvation of mankind.
I adore thee and love thee
dying for my salvation.


Abbe Perreyve

Thursday, February 14, 2008

HEAVEN'S VALENTINE DAY CARD TO YOU




Someone up there
loves you.


Thanks Janette.
(This is not my holy card)

Veronica's Veil - Face of Jesus, Thursday of the First Week of Lent






O Jesus, give me today and all the days of my life the memory of Your Holy Passion. Make me share in Your wounds, Your thorns, Your Cross.














Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Trust in Him, Wednesday of the First Week of Lent






Even in Obedience Jesus trusted
in HIM and HE was comforted.
Trust the past to divine mercy,
the present to divine love
and
the future to divine providence

St. Augustine

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Stations of the Cross, Tuesday of the First Week of Lent


The day will come, sooner than we think,
when death will be near.
The soul will be alone with Christ.
We shall then know what it is to have continued with Him in His temptations;
we shall hear Him say to us, in this supreme and decisive agony, which is now our own:
'You did not forsake Me in My agony, you accompanied Me when I went to Calvary to die for you.
Behold Me now;
I am near you to help you, to take you with Me.
Fear not, have confidence,
it is I!'

Blessed Columba Marmion

Monday, February 11, 2008

150th Anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes - Monday of the First Week of Lent



Today we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the humble Bernadette at Lourdes, France. When Bernadette asked the Beautiful Lady her name, she replied: "I am the Immaculate Conception."

"We have only one thing that we must do--that is, pray to the Blessed Virgin. Ask her for the grace to love our Lord as she loves Him and to remain faithful to Him in life and in death."
St. Bernadette Soubirous


To read about the 150th Anniversary Plenary Indulgence,
click here

Sunday, February 10, 2008

St. Scholastica Feast Day, February 10th



According to the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great, the brother and sister spent their last day together in prayer and conversation. Scholastica sensed her death was close at hand and she begged Benedict to stay with her until the next day.

He refused her request because he did not want to spend a night outside the monastery, thus breaking his own Rule. Scholastica asked God to let her brother remain and a severe thunderstorm broke out, preventing Benedict and his monks from returning to the abbey.

Benedict cried out, "God forgive you, Sister. What have you done?" Scholastica replied, "I asked a favor of you and you refused. I asked it of God and he granted it."

Brother and sister parted the next morning after their long discussion. Three days later, Benedict was praying in his monastery and saw the soul of his sister rising heavenward in the form of a white dove. Benedict then announced the death of his sister to the monks and later buried her in the tomb he had prepared for himself.

ST SCHOLASTICA
Italy, 480-547
FEAST DAY - FEBRUARY 10

Jesus with Trees, 1st Sunday of Lent






(It still is Winter in Indiana)



"O loving Lord, my soul is chilled
By icy winds that round me play;
O fire of love, let me be filled
With warmth from you, I pray."

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Little Crosses - Friday After Ash Wednesday








My dearest Jesus,
teach me to be patient,
when all day long
my heart is troubled
by little,
but troblesome crosses.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Crucified Christ - Thursday After Ash Wednesday





There are some things
that can be learned by the head.
Christ crucified
can only be learned by the heart.

from "PATCHES OF GODLIGHT"











Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ASH WEDNESDAY 2008


"Let us receive them (ashes) in a spirit of humility and penance, that by this powerful sacramental we may obtain from almighty God the blessings which the Church implores in the act of blessing them. For, truly, "God overlooks the sins of men for the sake of repentance."


Picture and words above taken from THE SAINT ANDREW DAILY MISSAL

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pope St. Alexander





Let us prepare for Lent
by reading Scripture.
If you need some ideas,
start with Romans Chapter 12.


"To be ignorant of Scripture is to be ignorant of Christ."
St. Jerome




Monday, February 4, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bread of Angels






O Sacrament most holy,
O Sacrament divine!
All praise and all thanksgiving
be every moment Thine.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple


Mary, wishing to obey the Mosaic law, had to go to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of Jesus to offer the prescribed sacrifice.

O almighty and everlasting God, we humbly beseech Thy majesty; that as Thine only begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in the substance of our flesh, so too Thou wouldst grant us to be presented unto Thee with purified souls.

Picture and words above taken from THE SAINT ANDREW DAILY MISSAL
To read about Candlemas Day click

Friday, February 1, 2008

Road to Heaven







"There are different roads to heaven.
There is innocence, but that is for children.
There is penance, but we shy away from that.
There is the acceptance of trials that heaven sends us, but we ask to be freed from them.
For adults the surest way to heaven
is frequent, fervent communion. "

Fr. Manton - "A View from the Steeple"