Saturday, October 31, 2009

Doves of Peace..........October 31

"...he overturned the tables of the money changers
and the seats of those who sold doves."
(Matthew 21:12"

Christ, the dove is a sign of peace, a sign of the Spirit of peace. And you Jesus are the Prince of Peace.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Virgin of Louanges..........October 30

We are all God's children
so it is important to share His gifts.
Do not worry about why problems
exist in the world-
just respond to people's needs.

Author Unknown

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trust........................October 29

"Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence."

St. Augustine

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dwelling place of the Holy Trinity.........October 28

"Mary is the glory of Virgins,
the joy of Mothers,
the bulwark of the Faithful,
and the crown of the Church.
She is the model of the true Faith,
the seat of Piety,
the robe of Virtue,
and the dwelling place of the Holy Trinity."

St. Proclus

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

God Speaks...........October 27

"Read some chapter of a devout book.....
It is very easy and most necessary,
for just as you speak to God when at prayer,
God speaks to you when you read."

St. Vincent de Paul

The Latin sentence means,
"Go and teach all the people".

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Rosary..........October 26

"The word 'Rosary' means 'Crown of Roses,'
that is to say
that every time someone says the
Rosary devoutly,
they place a crown of one hundred fifty-three
red roses and sixteen white roses
upon the heads of Jesus and Mary.
Being heavenly roses they will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty."

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Trust..........October 25

"My trust remains in Christ
whose plan for each of us is always perfect,
even when it may seem
unclear to us."

St. Elizabeth A. Seton

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Plant kindness..........October 24

"A tree is known by its fruit;
a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost;
he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love."

St. Basil

Friday, October 23, 2009

King of Glory...........October 23

"O King of glory,
though you hide your beauty,
yet the eye of my soul rends the veil.
I see the angelic choirs
giving you honor without cease."

St. Faustina Kowalska

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Holy Spirit and Mary..........October 22

"In an instant the Holy Spirit
overshadows her,
making her a living ciborium
privileged to bear within herself
for nine months
the Guest who is the Host of the

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Here is the meaning of the Latin words ...
[At the top:]
"O Virgin of virgins"
[At the bottom:]
"Behold the handmaid of the Lord."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Live and Pray..........October 21

"Work as if you were to live a hundred years,
pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Heart of Mary..........October 20

"If you put all the love of all the mothers
into one heart
it still would not equal the love of the Heart of Mary
for her children."

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Monday, October 19, 2009

What, Who and Have Been.............October 19

"God sees me for what I will become.
God accepts me for who I am today.
God forgives for what I have been in the past."
Victor M. Parachin

The French words mean,
"Following the example of Jesus,
let us carry our cross."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mary's Tender Love..........October 18

"If we really want to love
we must learn how to forgive."

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch........October 17


Patron of Retreats
Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Prayer of St. Ignatius

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O Lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and Thy grace, for this is sufficient for me.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque....October 16

Chosen by God
to reveal to the Christian World
the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

"What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ
only when He caresses us,
and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us.
This is not true love.
Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart."

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Read about St. Margaret Mary

Translation of French words.

At the top: The Revelation of the Sacred Heart

At the bottom: The apparition of Our Lord to the blessed Margaret Mary [Alacoque], religious sister of the Order of the Visitation of St. Mary [the BVM] at the Monastery of Paray-le-Monial.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Feast of St. Theresa of Avila.....October 15

"Desire to see God,
be fearful of losing Him,
and find joy in everything
that can lead to Him.
If you act in this way,
you will always live in great

St. Theresa of Avila

The words at the bottom of the card are Italian for "Doctor of the Church."

The Latin words on her manuscript, "Aut pati aut mori," mean "Either to suffer or to die," reflective of her devotion to the passion of Jesus.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Showing Love...............October 14

"The first commandment is that we love the Lord our God.
We can only show our love
for God
by our love for our fellows."

Dorothy Day

The meaning of the French verse:

"Upon you I had sweet dreams,
My delightful little pillow.
Far from this land of lies,
I imagined that I was in the skies!"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mother of our Creator.........October 13

when I find myself spiritually in dryness so great
that I cannot produce a single good thought,
I recite very slowly an Our Father
or a Hail Mary.
These prayers alone console me.
They nourish my soul."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lamb of God..........October 12

"If you ate only one meal a week
would you survive?
It is the same for your soul.
Nourish it with the Blessed Sacrament."

Blessed Brother Andre Bessett

The Latin words in the angels' banner mean, "Behold the Lamb of God."

The French words at the bottom mean, "Throughout all my life, I shall glorify the Victim of Calvary."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ask Mary...............October 11

"Everything that the Son asks of the Father is granted.
Likewise, everything that the Mother asks of her Son is also granted."
St. John Vianney

O Mary, as our loving Mother you have our happiness at heart. Inspire me to ask only for those things that will further God's glory and the salvation of souls, including my own.

Saturday, October 10, 2009



Hello dear viewers of this Holy Cards For Inspiration Blog.
(Insert big smile here from me to you.)
Thank you for all the comments left during the past two weeks.
We have been off cruising the Eastern Seacoast to Quebec, Canada.
Fourteen days is a long time on a ship but we enjoyed every second.
Can't say we returned rested but we did return happy and healthy.
I'm not sure I will have time to answer
your wonderful comments as I promised.
I forgot just how much there is to catch up with after
two weeks.
Starting tomorrow I will try my best to get back in the
habit of answering your very appreciated comments.
Thank you for staying loyal and watching the blog in my absence.
God bless you all.

Prayer at Mass...............October 10

"As our body cannot live without nourishment,
so our soul cannot spiritually be kept alive
without prayer."

St. Augustine

Here is the meaning of the French words on the card:

{At the top:}
"Daily Mass -- or the Day's Sunshine"

{On the signs/ribbons within the image:}

[On the left, above the basket of fruit labeled, 'Yesterday:'] "Yesterday - God Alone"

[On the right, above the empty basket labeled, 'Today:'] "Today: To Work, To Love, To Suffer, To Pray and To Hope."

{At the bottom:}
"He sacrifices Himself ... and I unite myself to Him, everywhere and always! The Lord is the Light of my spirit and the Life of my heart. Each morning, I come to Him, and His blessing follows me all day long."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Trust in God.........October 9

"We shall steer safely through every storm,
as long as our heart is right,
our intention fervent,
our courage steadfast,
and our trust fixed in God."

St. Francis de Sales

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 1 day.
Please continue to leave comments. I will be unable to respond now but I'll catch up when we return.
Love to all.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Duty and Virtue...........October 8

Pour into my soul the strength and
life of your flesh and blood, that she
may bloom into a paradise of duty
and virtue.

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 2 days.
Please continue to leave comments. I will be unable to respond now but I'll catch up when we return.
Love to all.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our Lady of the Rosary...............October 7


"I am probably not getting anything
out of the rosary
I am not putting anything
into it."

Brother Juniper
(A. Goukassian)

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 3 days.
Please continue to leave comments. I will be unable to respond now but I'll catch up when we return.
Love to all.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sons of God...........October 6

The Son of God became man
so that the sons of men, the sons of Adam,
might become sons of God.
He is the Son of God by nature;
we, by grace."

St. Athanasius

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 4 days.
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Love to all.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Gift of Silence..............October 5

"We need to find God,
and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun,
how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls."

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 5 days.
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Love to all.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Flowers from Jesus.............October 4

Jesus model of meekness and humility.

"Jesus, cut from me what
displeases Thee."

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 6 days.
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Love to all.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our Lady of Jerusalem..........October 3

"She (Mother Mary)
is an echo of God,
speaking and repeating only God.
If you say "Mary" she says 'God'."

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 7 days.
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Love to all.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Feast of Guardian Angels.............October 2

"And so the angels are here;
they are at your side; they are with you,
present on your behalf.
They are here to protect you and to serve you.
But even if it is God who has given them this charge,
we must nonetheless be grateful to them
for the great love with which they obey
and come to help us in our great need."

St. Bernard

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 8 days.
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Love to all.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Death of St. Therese..............October 1

September 30, 1897

Death of St. Therese, the Little Flower

(Her last words:)
"O, I would not wish to have suffered less."
(Then looking at her crucifix:)
"O, I love Him-My God, I love You."

Friends - I'll be gone
for the next 9 days.
Please continue to leave comments. I will be unable to respond now but I'll catch up when we return.
Love to all.