For what is faith but the carriage that bears us to our native land?
~Aelred of Rievaulx: In Charity Alone is True Peace and Contentment from ENLARGING THE HEART
Faith and Love
The door of heaven will be opened
to the Christian soul refined by love.
God wants it!
It approaches. It arrives.
This image depicting the joy of the angels
when the heart refined by love is brought safely home to God,
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Let us not attach ourselves to the foreign land,
not search for sweetness, except in the Light.
At death, the Christian soul rises to Heaven.
PORT OF SALVATION
HERE IS THE ROYAL ROAD OF THE CROSS
Faith enlightens us, Hope supports us, Love draws us.
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On the road to Heaven
Faith enlightens us... Hope supports us,
Love draws us!
Mary followed Jesus... Let us follow our Mother!
Like the bird, our souls have wings with which to fly toward heaven.
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YOU ARE ALL CALLED
why flee the true
Even so, the Good Shepherd himself wants to guide you.
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with the desire
to live in
HOLY MEETING PLACE
Toward the heavenly Jerusalem
let us unite our efforts here below for a good end ~
to find ourselves in the living room of the very happy.
Courage, Courage We will get there.
The Sheep of Heaven
Happy are those who aspire to heaven.
Plentitude of Light
The Lord God
will be their
And all things
will be clearly
She is the Door of Heaven
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The Door of Heaven
Yes, I see! It is the star of the good day,
Mary, who wants to be my light and lead me to Heaven.
I am here! Come share my triumph and my glory! In the Court of the Queen of Heaven, you will have the office of the Faithful Subject in time and in eternity.
It is the Blood of the Son of God
that opens for us the door of heaven.
All the souls who this Torrent will sprinkle will have Life.
Those who eat of this bread
will live forever.
That our heart, close to God, may be purified more and more
until the day we are granted eternal repose.
Could "repose" be depicted any more beautifully than by
this image of the love between Creator and creature?
The End of the Voyage
It is night. We are gaining the port...
We touch it: ALLELULIA!
Come, blessed of my Father. These crowns belong to you
Faith, Hope, Love, Chastity, Sweetness, Humility,
Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning
Hearts armed with the Cross, walk with courage.
Heaven will be your portion.
By it we will be saved.
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Lord, open to me the house
that your Love has prepared for me.
I have left the glory to embrace the ignomy of THE CROSS.
This is the key that closes hell and opens HEAVEN.
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At last you have given ear to my longing, you are breaking my chains, receive me Lord in your mercy.
She has suffered for Jesus, and Jesus will carry her in His arms and fill her with abundant graces.
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MARY OUR DOOR TO HEAVEN
Who will give me the wings of the dove to fly to my Mother?..
Note: in each corner of the card is the answer to this question ~
JHS iota-eta-sigma, or ΙΗΣ — derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus
The soul, in the sorrow that presses her down, raises her prayer to you.
To love... to suffer... to die... in union with Mary.
Come, joyous dear soul, heaven is thy abode.
Rest after the voyage.
You carry us to heaven on the wings of your generous love.
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It is good to serve Jesus Christ.
And death is sweet to those who love Him.
Ch. Letaille, Paris
Faith, Hope, and Love
These are the keys to my paradise that I bring to the earth.
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Blessed are those who weep on earth
for they shall be comforted in heaven.
To you, my God, I entrust myself.
Alas, on earth all passes away, everything ends.
A few days still, and we will be united in Heaven.
For you the Crown in Heaven.
For me the Thought on earth.