Monday, March 31, 2008

Annunciation March 31


In 2008, because March 25 falls during the Octave of Easter, the Annunciation is celebrated on March 31.



"Love and veneration are due to Mary for her own sake, because she is the Mother of mankind; because above all other mere creatures she has been sanctified by the Holy Spirit; and because in being chosen the Mother of the Incarnate Son, she is the Mother of us all."

Lives of the Saints For Every Day of the Year

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Divine Mercy Sunday March 30


"God is very generous
and does not deny His grace to anyone.
Indeed He gives more than what we ask of Him.
Faithfulness to the inspirations
of the Holy Spirit—
that is the shortest route. "

Sister Faustina

“At three o’clock, implore my mercy especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, steep yourself in My passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world…In this hour, I will refuse nothing to that soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion, for at that moment, mercy was opened wide for every soul…at that hour, grace came to pass for the whole world...Mercy triumphed over Justice."

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mary Helps, Easter Saturday 29th






"The devil is always looking for someone to devour.
In the same way, Mary is always looking for someone she can help in any way."

St. Leo the Great

Friday, March 28, 2008

God Answers Prayers, Easter Friday 28th






God answers all prayers.

You get what you ask for, or What you should have asked for!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Three Tests, Easter Thursday 27th





THREE TESTS


"When I want to speak let me think first.
Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
If not, let it be left unsaid."


Babcock



Wednesday, March 26, 2008

With All My Heart, Easter Wednesday 26th




With all My Heart,
With all My Heart,
I love you.






"How sweet the words of truth breathed from the lips of love."
James Beattle

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Lady of Madagascar, Easter Tuesday 25th



O Mother of love,
you have given me your Heart.
Now take firm possession of my heart
and offer it completely
to the pure love and sole glory
of your beloved Son .

St. John Eudes




Madagascar is an island located in the western Indian Ocean. Madagascar lies about 425 km (266 miles) off the east coast of Southern Africa. Specifically, Madagascar is located east of Mozambique, across the Mozambique Channel.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Jesus Lord of All, Easter Monday

NEW COMMENT:
SOMEONE JUST TOLD ME THAT IF YOU INCREASE
THE PICTURE BY DOUBLE CLICKING YOU CAN FIND
LOTS OF FLAGS. WHO WANTS TO IDENTIFY THEM?

Please know that Jesus not only died for the world - every nation and tongue - but He also died for you. He is the God of the multitude and the God of the individual. He has created a plan for us to live with Him forever. Please call on Him and ask Him to come into your life. His love for you is unending.

" ' For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.' "


John 3:16 NIV



Artwork by Thomas Blackshear ll

Masterpeace Collection,A Division of Dayspring Cards

Sunday, March 23, 2008

HE IS RISEN...ALLELUIA...Easter Sunday


ALLELUIA..... ALLELUIA..... ALLELUIA

On this day O God, you overcame death through your only begotten Son, and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. Help us continually to carry out by our actions the desires that you put into our hearts.


Blessed Easter everyone.
Thank you to all the readers of this blog.
Your comments help to show me things I do not see, you open my eyes.
Your coming daily encourages me and motivates me to share holy cards and words of those who write so eloquently.
Your friendship is treasured.
Thank you and may Our Risen Lord bless you.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

He Is Gone, Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil





Jesus, Your Mother was broken-hearted at the sight of Your dead Body. How difficult to spend this day knowing only that Your body is in the tomb. How lovingly she gave You up to die for me! I belong to You. May I be with You forever.





We don't know what tomorrow brings.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tears, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

I am so very grateful to Esther for her reminder that today starts the Novena for Divine Mercy which is available
here .






God longs for the tears of criminals; He thirsts for the tears of sinners.

St. John Chrysostom

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Holy Eucharist, Holy Thursday





"This is My Body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of Me..."


Jesus, You give to the Church her greatest treasure and chief riches...the Blessed Sacrament. It is her very heart.




You nourish my soul with Your own life and unite it with God. May I receive frequently and devoutly.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Cup of Suffering, Wednesday of Holy Week





How consoling to think that Jesus,
divine strength itself,
has experienced all our weakness,
that He trembled at the sight of the bitter chalice,
the chalice He had longed for so ardently.

Saint Teresa, the Little Flower




Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Beuron, Shadow of Your Wings, Tuesday of Holy Week


How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge
in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36:7


No one has known the forsakenness of your Son,
whose arms, pegged to a cross, stretched out like
wings
to embrace all creation with your saving grace.
Who knew your
wings
would stretch that far!

By Travis J. Scholl

Monday, March 17, 2008

C. Bosseron Chambers Face of Christ, Monday of Holy Week








Our journey through Lent
is nearing the end.
May the "living water" of your promise
sustain us
so we may accompany You in the days ahead.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion



Jesus arrives in Jerusalem with palms at his feet.
He knows what is coming.
Can we make these last few days of Lent special?
Can we really be with Him in the days ahead?

(not a holy card but a wonderful bookplate picture)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Feast of St. Joseph, Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent




St. Joseph's Feast Day is usually March 19th. Because this falls during Lent the date has been changed to today....March 15th.



ST JOSEPH - PROTECTOR OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH





O Lord, may the merits of the spouse of your most holy Mother assist us, so that what we cannot obtain through our own efforts we may have through his intercession.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Nail in Hand of Jesus, Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent






"Jesus, the love that brought You down from heaven obliges You to suffer the pain of the nails
to rescue me from eternal death."

JESUS MY LIFE




Jesus, let my Lenten sufferings
bring you comfort.
Let me love you for those
who have forgotten you.





Thursday, March 13, 2008

Carry My Cross, Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent




Jesus fell three times under the weight of my sins on His cross.
May I be
"resigned to the will of my God, and carry my cross cheerfully in company with Jesus, until my last breath. "

Words partially taken from THROUGH THE CROSS TO VICTORY (The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)








Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sorrowful Mary, Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent







"Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."

Saint Thomas More





Unfortunately we may have to wait
until we get to Heaven.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Carry Our Cross, Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent






"Let us carry our crosses with love;
let us see
that they do not become a burden to others,
but let us help others carry theirs."

Saint John Bosco

Monday, March 10, 2008

Lenten Lips and Heads, Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent




"All who see me scoff at me; they mock me with their lips and wag their heads."

From Psalm 21




Are we using our lips for prayer this Lent?
Are we bowing our heads in sorrow for our sins?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sorrowful Heart of Jesus, Sunday of the Fifth Week of Lent







"The Heart of Jesus
is closer to you when you suffer
than when you are full of joy."


Saint Margaret Mary

Saturday, March 8, 2008

SELF-DENIAL, Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent




Still time for Lenten sacrifices.




"Believe me, the writing of pious books,
the composing of the most sublime
poetry;
all that does not equal
the smallest act of self-denial."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Angels Gather, Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent






"Where they see the Blood of the Lord,
demons flee while angels gather."

St. John Chrysostom



If you are doing a Novena to
St. Joseph, because of the
date change this year,
today is the day to start.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I Will Live for Jesus, Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent




O my dying Saviour! You have said: "Greater love no one has than he, who gives his life for his own;" grant that my love belong to only You. What must I think of the world and its vanities when I behold You, its Creator, dying, poor, forsaken and bleeding upon the Cross? O Jesus, I will live for You, die for You and be Yours now and forever.



(not a holy card but a wonderful book
plate picture)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Jesus Meets the Women on the Way to Calvary, Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent







The daughters of Jerusalem weep
at the sight of His suffering.
May I weep tears of compassion for You,
and tears of sorrow for my sins,
which caused Your pains.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

TIME - Sunday of the Fourth Week of Lent





"Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity."

Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Blindfolded Jesus, Saturday of the Third Week of Lent





O Jesus,
innocent Victim for the sins of the world,
I thank You for Your boundless love
in suffering injustice for my sake.
Grant me pardon for my sins
and a merciful judgment
at the end of my life.





Card dated 1873