A 19th century American devotional image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
It can be a chain or a thread, whatever it may be it must be broken before we can soar.
Inspired by St. John of the Cross.
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First Tuesdays with Thomas tonight!! #prayersplease (Taken with Instagram at Nicholls State University)
Sermo Veritas: The Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians -
Brothers and sisters: Watch carefully how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord. And do not get drunk on wine, in which lies…
I never have any difficulty believing in miracles, since I experienced the miracle of a change in my own heart. — St. Augustine (via ephremhiphop)
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us. #loveher (Taken with Instagram at St. Louis Cathedral)
Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love. — St. John of the Cross, Carmelite
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Servanthood … requires humility - not seeking praise; not seeking to be noticed; not attracting attention to oneself, but being selflessly available to do the work of Christ among those one is privileged to serve. — Bishop Howard J. Hubbard (Albany)
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The image of the Madonna dell’Archetto, venerated in the small chapel of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy in Rome.
Try to remain calm amid this warfare of distractions and be satisfied, most dear Father, to spend the appointed time of prayer quietly and peacefully, doing nothing in God’s presence, content simply to be there without wishing either to feel His presence or to make an act of devotion, unless you can do so easily. Just sit there, in inner and outer tranquility and reverence, convinced that this patience is a powerful prayer before God. — St. Jane de Chantal, 1640 (via shortbreadsh)
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There is a state of resting in God, an absolute break from all intellectual activity, when one forms no plans, makes no decisions and for the first time really ceases to act, when one simply hands over the future to God’s will and ‘surrenders himself to fate’. — St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (via allforhisgreaterglory)