Wednesday, May 25, 2022

THE SCHOOL OF CARMEL

 


Peace be with you!

Rosemarie, O.C.D.S.

Friday, May 13, 2022

SATURDAY OF OUR LADY

 



Peace be with you!

Rosemarie, O.C.D.S.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

EASTER SUNDAY

ALLELUIA!
CHRIST IS RISEN!









Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

Sunday, April 10, 2022

LITANY FOR HOLY WEEK


Photo: R.Massaro(C)2020 Spirit Singing
St.Joan of Arc Church Canton, Ohio


Jesus, Son of God,                                              
Have mercy on us

Jesus, Son of the Sorrowful Mother,                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, Redeemer of the world                              
Have mercy on us

Jesus, meek and humble of heart                          
Have mercy on us

Jesus, burning with love for us                              
Have mercy on us

Jesus, abandoned by the apostles                          
Have mercy on us

Jesus, sold for thirty pieces of silver                      
Have mercy on us

Jesus, agonizing in the garden                              
Have mercy on us

Jesus, betrayed by Judas' kiss                              
Have mercy on us

Jesus, denied by Peter                                          
Have mercy on us

Jesus, mocked and scorned                                  
Have mercy on us

Jesus, condemned unjustly                                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, bound and blindfolded                                
Have mercy on us

Jesus, struck and spit upon                                  
Have mercy on us

Jesus, crowned with thorns                                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, scourged at the pillar                                  
Have mercy on us

Jesus, laden with the heavy cross                          
Have mercy on us

Jesus, burdened with our sins                                
Have mercy on us

Jesus, crucified between two thieves                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, suffering on the cross                                  
Have mercy on us

Jesus, obedient unto death                                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, who died for us                                          
Have mercy on us

Jesus, placed in the tomb                                      
Have mercy on us

Jesus, raised from the dead                                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, salvation for all                                            
Have mercy on us

Jesus, mediator for us with the Father                    
Have mercy on us

Jesus, our peace and reconciliation                        
Have mercy on us

Jesus, fount of love and mercy                              
Have mercy on us


May all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Source: Written by Esther Potter, resident of Akron, Ohio, when she was 95 years old.






Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

Sunday, January 2, 2022


 Photo Source: Escola do Carmelo



St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday of Our Lady



Photo: R. Massaro Lourdes, France (C) 2018 Spirit Singing


Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

WORDS OF WISDOM

 Words of Wisdom by St. Macarius, bishop


Photo: R. Massaro


When a house has no master living in it, it becomes dark, vile and contemptible, choked with filth and disgusting refuse. So too is a soul which has lost its master, who once rejoiced there with his angels. This soul is darkened with sin, its desires are degraded, and it knows nothing but shame.

WOE to the path that is not walked on, or along which the voices of men are not heard, for then it becomes the haunt of wild animals.

WOE to the soul if the Lord does not walk within it to banish with his voice the spiritual beasts of sin.

WOE to the house where no master dwells, to the field where no farmer works, to the pilotless ship, storm-tossed and sinking.

WOE to the soul without Christ as its true pilot; drifting in the darkness, buffeted by the waves of passion, storm-tossed at the mercy of evil spirits, its end is destruction.

WOE to the soul that does not have Christ to cultivate it with care to produce the good fruit of the Holy Spirit. Left to itself, it is choked with thorns and thistles; instead of fruit it produces only what is fit for burning. 

WOE to the soul that does not have Christ dwelling in it; deserted and foul with the filth of the passions, it becomes a haven for all the vices. 

When a farmer prepares to till the soil he must put on clothing and use tools that are suitable. So Christ, our heavenly king, came to till the soil of mankind devastated by sin. He assumed a body and, using the cross as his plowshare, cultivated the barren soul of man...



Peace be with you!

Rosemarie, O.C.D.S.