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, December 4, 2010

St. John of Damascus, 675 - 749: December 4 The Image Doctor

John Damascene: The Incarnation Reveals the Goodness and Wisdom, the Justice and Might of God ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

The Image Doctor -  Doctor of the Church 

Saint John of Damascus, Priest, Religious, Doctor of the Church 

Peering Through the Windows 

St. John of Damascus
Full of Grace and Truth
Righteous St. John of Damascus 

The Icon of Three Hands
Icons are Dynamic Love Letters between God and Man 

Apologia Against Those Who Decry Holy Images)

“Show me the icons that you venerate, that I may be able to understand your faith.” - Saint John of Damascus


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 15, 2010

St. Teresa of Avila 1515 - 1582: October 15 Doctor of Prayer

Teresa of Avila: Spiritual Battles and Interior Peace ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

 St. Teresa of Jesus, Doctor of  Prayer



Portrait European post card

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.

Monday, September 13, 2010

St. John Chrysostom 347 - 407: September 13 The Golden Tongued

 John Chrysostom: We Impart the Wisdom of God in a Mystery ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. John Chrysostom  Called The Golden Tongued because of his eloquence.

Doctor of the Church

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, August 1, 2010

St. Alphonses Liguori, 1696 - 1787: August 1 Marian & Morality Doctor

 Alphonsus Liguori: Let Us Abandon Everything To God’s Good Pleasure ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Marian & Morality Doctor 
Founder of the Redemptorists

Saturday, June 12, 2010

St. Anthony of Padua 1195 - 1231 June 12 Evangelical Doctor

St. Anthony of Padua
Evangelical Doctor

Sunday, May 2, 2010

St. Athenasius, May 2 297-373 Father of Orthodoxy

Athanasius of Alexandria: St Antony the Abbot’s Advice from the Mountain ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Athenasius, Father of Orthodoxy

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

St. Anselm 1033-1159 April 21 Archbishop of Canterbury. Father of Scholasticsm

Anselm of Canterbury: Make Me, O Lord, To Taste By Love That Which I Taste By Knowledge ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Anselm, Doctor of the Church

Sunday, January 24, 2010

St. Francis de Sales 1567 - 1622 : January 24 (formerly January 29)

Oh, God, You alone suffice...
in You alone I find everything that is necessary to my soul.
~St. Francis de Sales
Letaille, pl 165


Francis de Sales: “Ascending by Steps from Virtue to Virtue” ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Francis de Sales 1567-1622
Doctor or Authors

Link to the story of the life 
of St. Francis de Sales