The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Icon depicting the Sunday of The Righteous and The Just.

Icon depicting the Sunday of The Righteous and The Just.

canonizedandotherwise:

I was blind but now I see!

canonizedandotherwise:

I was blind but now I see!

signum-crucis:

O Mother of Sorrows, as thy children, we are most at home with thee at the foot of the cross. Give every moment of our sufferings to our crucified Saviour that He may count our pains with His. Make us trust all to Him, and some day we shall see how good and tender He has been to us to give us the thorny crown.
—St Elizabeth Ann Seton

signum-crucis:

O Mother of Sorrows, as thy children, we are most at home with thee at the foot of the cross. Give every moment of our sufferings to our crucified Saviour that He may count our pains with His. Make us trust all to Him, and some day we shall see how good and tender He has been to us to give us the thorny crown.

St Elizabeth Ann Seton

interminomaris:

17th century Icon of St. Athanasius

interminomaris:

17th century Icon of St. Athanasius

allaboutmary:

A baroque icon of Mary from Eastern Europe.

allaboutmary:

A baroque icon of Mary from Eastern Europe.

allaboutmary:

Fons Lucis Stella Maris
This Byzantine icon of Mary is venerated in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata under the title ‘Source of Light, Star of the Sea’.
It is one of several images in the Eternal City of Mary in the orante position, the prayer posture of early Christianity.

allaboutmary:

Fons Lucis Stella Maris

This Byzantine icon of Mary is venerated in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata under the title ‘Source of Light, Star of the Sea’.

It is one of several images in the Eternal City of Mary in the orante position, the prayer posture of early Christianity.

autobite:

Our Lady of Palm made by corodvan sculpter Francisco Romero Zafra. completed. Brotherhood of The Triumpal Entrance, Cordoba, Spain.

autobite:

Our Lady of Palm made by corodvan sculpter Francisco Romero Zafra. completed. Brotherhood of The Triumpal Entrance, Cordoba, Spain.

canonizedandotherwise:

our lady of mount carmel

canonizedandotherwise:

our lady of mount carmel

allaboutmary:

The miraculous icon of Mary venerated in the basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli in Rome.
According to tradition it was painted by St Luke the Evangelist and is therefore considered as a true portrait of the Blessed Virgin.

allaboutmary:

The miraculous icon of Mary venerated in the basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli in Rome.

According to tradition it was painted by St Luke the Evangelist and is therefore considered as a true portrait of the Blessed Virgin.

christianicon:

Jesus Blesses Little Children (Mark 10:13-16)
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

christianicon:

Jesus Blesses Little Children (Mark 10:13-16)

13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

christianicon:

The Holy Family.

signum-crucis:

You asked for a lov­ing God: you have one… not a senile benev­o­lence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way, not the cold phil­anthropy of a con­sci­en­tious mag­is­trate, but the con­sum­ing fire Him­self, the Love that made the worlds, per­sis­tent as the artist’s love for his work, prov­i­dent and ven­er­a­ble as a father’s love for a child, jeal­ous, inex­orable, exact­ing as love between the sexes.
When we fall in love with a woman, do we cease to care whether she is clean or dirty, fair or foul? Do we not rather then first begin to care? Does any woman regard it as a sign of love in a man that he neither knows nor cares how she is looking? Love may, indeed, love the beloved when her beauty is lost: but not because it is lost. Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal. Love is more sensitive than hatred itself to every blemish in the beloved. Of all powers he forgives most, but he condones least: he is pleased with little, but demands all.
—C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

signum-crucis:

You asked for a lov­ing God: you have one… not a senile benev­o­lence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way, not the cold phil­anthropy of a con­sci­en­tious mag­is­trate, but the con­sum­ing fire Him­self, the Love that made the worlds, per­sis­tent as the artist’s love for his work, prov­i­dent and ven­er­a­ble as a father’s love for a child, jeal­ous, inex­orable, exact­ing as love between the sexes.

When we fall in love with a woman, do we cease to care whether she is clean or dirty, fair or foul? Do we not rather then first begin to care? Does any woman regard it as a sign of love in a man that he neither knows nor cares how she is looking? Love may, indeed, love the beloved when her beauty is lost: but not because it is lost. Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal. Love is more sensitive than hatred itself to every blemish in the beloved. Of all powers he forgives most, but he condones least: he is pleased with little, but demands all.

C.S. LewisThe Problem of Pain

christianicon:

Saint Joseph

allaboutmary:

A 17th century Greek icon of the Panagia Trikoukkia.

allaboutmary:

A 17th century Greek icon of the Panagia Trikoukkia.

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