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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

St. John of the Cross 1542 - 1591 December 14 Doctor of Mystical Theology

John of the Cross: My House Being Now At Rest ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. John of the Cross Doctor of Mystical Theology Carmelite

Video with music:
St. John of the Cross: Spiritual Canticle

CONTEMPLATION St. John of the Cross sculpture by Magdeleine Weerts  
Our whole life is a prayer, a loving and adoring contemplation that nothing must interrupt. ~  Charles de Fouchauld

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pope St. Leo the Great 400 - 461 November 10 Doctor of Church Unity

Leo the Great: Lift Your Faithful Hearts to the Gracious Blaze of Eternal Light ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Pope St. Leo the Great, 
Doctor of Unity of the Church

In the newer Roman calendar November 10 is the feast of Pope Saint Leo I, “the Great”.  In the older, traditional calendar, his feast is 11 April.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux 1873-1897 October 1 Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face 
Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries
Portrait by her sister Celine (Sr. Genevieve) commissioned in 1907
Saint Thérèse Home Page
Reproduction of a  Picture painted by St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus in 1894 and offered in this time period to the Monastery of the Visitation at Mans where it is piously preserved.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

St. Augustine, bishop 354-430: August 28 Doctor of Grace

Augustine of Hippo: God Enlarges the Capacity of Our Soul that He may Fill Us with His Presence ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Augustine, 354-430
Doctor of Grace

2 favorite quotations:

"If you are the Body of Christ and his members, your divine mystery is set on the table of the Lord; you receive your own mystery...  Be what you see and receive what you are."
St. Augustine

"And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here."
St. Augustine

Friday, August 20, 2010

St. Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153 August 20 The Mellifluous Doctor

Bernard of Clairvaux: “Saviour” Is His Name From Everlasting; He Has It Of His Own Proper Nature To Save ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
The Mellifluous Doctor

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"The soul must grow and expand, so as to be capable of God. And its largeness is its love, as the Apostle says, 'Widen yourselves in love' (2 Cor 6:13). It grows and extends spiritually, not in substance, but in virtue. The greatness of each soul is judged by the measure of love that it has: he who has great love is great, he who has little love is little, while he who has no love at all is nothing.” ~ Bernard of Clairvaux ~

Link to The Memorare

Sunday, January 24, 2010