Monday, February 6, 2012

Day Four of Art Novena for Our Lady of Lourdes

And then that girl the angels came to visit,
she woke also to fruit, frightened by beauty,

given love, shy, in her
so much blossom, the forest
no one had explored, with paths leading everywhere

They left her alone to walk and to drift
and the spring carried her along.

Her simple and unselfcentered Mary-life
became marvelous and castlelike.

Her life resembled trumpets on the feast days
that reverberated far inside every house;
and she, once so girlish and fragmented,
was so plunged now inside her womb,

and so full inside from that one thing
and so full - enough for a thousand others -

that every creature seemed to throw light on her
and she was like a slope with vines, heavily bearing
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Do you have favourite images, stories, poetry, art
and sharings of the heart
about Mother Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
Health of the Sick,
Comforter of those in need,
Divine Mystical Rose?

This art novena is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.
I chose this aspect of Her as I was deeply touched
and turned inside out
by Her Presence
which is still so powerfully
at Lourdes.
Not only in the energetic imprint of Her Presence in the living flame of light
in the Grotto, but even more so in the presence of thousands of
volunteer nurses, carers, companions AND thousands 
of the most vulnerable people;
all come together in such a spirit of humility, vulnerability and compassion.
The Spirit of Mary manifest for all to witness.

I invite you to join in and to link up below.  We will visit one another and 
form a circle of companionship and caring!


  1. your shrines are absolutely gorgeous..

  2. Beautiful! I love the shadow box withe heart shaped door and blue roses. It is exquisite!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


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