Triumph Of The Innocents, First Martyrs

The Holy Innocents, victims of a jealous, power crazed tyrant  ultimately triumphed! They are Saints of God, as this painting by William Holman Hunt shows. The Innocents are with the Holy Family, in spirit, during the Family’s Flight to Egypt. Yet the fact remains that amidst all the sweet images of God becoming a tiny infant, we are reminded that humanity’s cruelty could not be stopped by … Continue reading Triumph Of The Innocents, First Martyrs

Small Success Thursday: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Gloria in excelsis Deo, it is already the third week in Advent, time to rejoice with the angels as we prepare to celebrate His birth in our hearts. I love good, inspired art, everything from stained glass, icons, the old masters and modern Christian painters. When an artist paints in and with the Holy Spirit, his creations are imbued with power, a spiritual power that … Continue reading Small Success Thursday: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Baby Jesus Healed and Loved His Mother

Like all mothers of a newborn, I was tired. No, that is too mild a description;  actually I was exhausted and felt completely depleted. I sat in the dark nursing my infant, struggling to centre myself in the Lord’s presence but I could not focus.  Suddenly, an unexpected flow of heat, the fire of God’s love flowed into me. Joy bubbled up, I started smiling, felt invigorated, … Continue reading Baby Jesus Healed and Loved His Mother

Keep Christ in Christmas: Waiting in Expectation Like a Child

“I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, , you will never get into the kingdom of heaven…” Matthew 18:4 Advent is a time of waiting, waiting in the dark, In Canada, it is cold and in  Greenbush, the snow is falling straight down in huge flakes which absorb sound waves and intensifies the silence of our country home. A deep silence combined with a thick covering of white, clinging to … Continue reading Keep Christ in Christmas: Waiting in Expectation Like a Child

St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Mums

I have recently discovered that my spirituality is very similar to that of St. Thérèse the Little Flower probably because I have lived with children under the age of 18 for 33 years.  I think that many mothers can relate to this saint as well. She lived the little way like all people who are not rich and famous but want to serve God their loving Father through … Continue reading St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Mums