Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thirty days of Mary

Shrine of Blessed Mary in my garden
photograph by Hettienne Grobler


Since the pagan times, the month of May always 
had a special significance for the divine feminine
and goddess.  
In the North it is spring, so the Romans and Greeks
 dedicated this month to Flora
and Artemis.  

In the Southern Hemisphere it is Autumn and we
prepare for the transition of the winter months to
deeper travels into the inner worlds.

Crowning ritual of Blessed Mary at the Temple of Mary shrine
in my garden by Hettienne Grobler


Traditionally the month of May celebrates
the crowning of Mary.

The Temple of Mary and her Flamekeepers
will celebrate the crowning of Mary in a ceremony
of devotion and celebration.
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I will be sharing the date of this ceremony here 
and you may join in wherever you are
by creating an altar dedicated to the
Blessed Mother. 
 So take the time, create
an altar and weave a crown of flowers for your Mary statue. 
 Remember that your devotion and attention
invoke the holy Presence into the physical image and you can
 place water, oil and food on
your altar to be blessed by her presence.

 I will also share the
prayers and rosaries that we will use on that day.


Divine Sophia, Wisdom by Hettienne Grobler


We will also be devoting the entire Month of May
to Blessed Mother Mary and her gifts of
peace, healing and enlightenment.

The thirty days of devotion will include a daily
session of surya yoga, (sun gazing), saying Rosaries
specifically for certain days of the week and
for certain decrees, as well as time spent in 
meditation and healing circles.


 So take the time, create
an altar and weave a crown of flowers for your Mary statue. 
 Remember that your devotion and attention
invoke the holy Presence into the physical image and you can place water, oil and food on
your altar to be blessed by her presence.



I invite you to practise the 30-day dedication and devotion to Mary
during the month of Mary.  
This is a very ancient tradition and you will receive
the blessings if you do so.
Each day will be dedicated to an aspect of Divine Mary
and if you sign up for this practise, you will
receive daily mails with the details of the spiritual practise,
the focus of the dedication,
daily meditations, focus of the day
and the rosary for the day.

If you want to participate, send me an email and I will
send you the instructions. 
My email address is hettiennema@gmail.com

blessings to you

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lady Abundantia



III The Creatrix

I am the One behind the Veil.  From me pours forth abundance and creativity. 
I am the sensual, nurturing and supportive Divine Mother within and without.
I am of the Earth and am Her Beauty, Truth and Wisdom.
When you allow my golden graces to flow to you without fear, then your bowl will never be
empty and time will no longer exist.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015



“The light of truth 
burns without a flicker
 in the depths of a house 
that is shaken with storms of passion and fear.” 

― Thomas Merton (Maria Lodewicus)

Pilgrimage






The geographic pilgrimage
 is the symbolic acting out of an inner journey.
 The inner journey is the interpolation 
of the meanings and signs of
the outer pilgrimage. 
One can have one without the other. 
It is best to have both. 
~Thomas Merton. (Maria Lodewicus) 1964

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Love's Name






when psalms surprise me with their music

  and antiphons turn to rum
  the spirit sings; the bottom drops out of my soul.
  
  and from the  center of my cellar, love,
  louder than thunder
  opens a heaven of naked air.
  
  new eyes awaken.
  
  i send love's name into the world with wings
  and songs grow up around me like a jungle.
  choirs of all creatures sing the tunes  
  your spirit played in Eden..
  
- Thomas Merton (Maria Lodewicus)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sophia




There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, 
a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden whole-
ness. This mysterious Unity and Integrity is 
Wisdom, the Mother of all, Natura naturans
There is in all
things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity,
 a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in 
wordless gentleness and flows out to me from the 
unseen roots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly,
saluting me with indescribable humility. 
This is at once my own being, my own nature, and the 
Gift of my Creator's Thought and Art within me, 
speaking as Hagia Sophia, 
speaking as my sister, Wisdom
- Thomas Merton (Maria Lodewicus)