Monday, April 29, 2013

Mornings with Mary - Dark and Light

The beauty of colour ..... derives from shape;
from the conquest of the darkness inherent in Matter,
by the pouring in of light, the unembodied ........
 -                       Plotinus

Darkness is the great canvas against which beauty becomes visible.

- John O"Donaghue, Divine Beauty

Doubt is the shadow cast when something gets in the way of the light.  
Ironically, doubt itself brings greater light because of the
shadow it casts.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Mornings with Mary

Feel my hand
You are already in my arms.
You are already looking at me.
Open your eyes
Open your eyes, dear one.
You are my dearest child.

I am your Mother
Do not be afraid
Nothing is lost
Nothing that you love is lost
I am its home
I am where everything is full, where all of life is complete
The darkness is the pathway through my eyes
You will find light
You will begin to see

Call on me
Reach out your hand
I love you
You are my darling child
You are my dearest heart
Do not be afraid
Nothing is lost

Everything is right here, right here in me
I am your Mother.
  Christin Lore Weber from Circle of Mysteries

(the lace Blessed Mother in the background is handmade lace by the women of Burano, Italy)

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A blessed and tender week to you.
with love

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mornings with Mary

Oh Maria Sophia,
Let reason laugh
so very much at my simplicity
even more will I sing
about the object of my love

Oh Maria Sophia my Strength
O She is my Heroine,
And everything that I need.
And without Her know I
myself to be unprepared for battle ....

Be Thou mine. Thou Heroine, Thou,
God's pure Life.
Let me be suspended unharmed
in peace that is assured.
Hold me tightly to You.
Protect me with your cloak!
And when the enemy's power mounts,
So fight and be victorious in me!

by Gottfried Arnold from Sophia-Maria by Thomas Schipflinger

Painting of Maria Sophia in acrylic on canvas by Hettienne

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Mornings with Mary

O Blessed Mary,
gentle as the light of the Moon
May I be an instrument of thy peace and mercy

O Queen of the Holy Rosary

Bless us as we chant

And offer thee our roses

In garlands day by day

O Flower of Venus
You are the Rose in which the word became flesh
I live gloriously in your protection

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