October 14 – Our Lady of La Rochelle, (La Rochette) France (7th Century)

  “Although She was adorned as the Bride, descending from heaven, endowed with all perfections and with the whole range of infused virtues, it was not necessary that She should exercise all of them at once, it being sufficient that She exercise those, which were befitting her state in the womb of her mother.” *fromContinue reading “October 14 – Our Lady of La Rochelle, (La Rochette) France (7th Century)”


October 13th – Our Lady of Clairvaux, France, (1114)

      “She, I say, is that shining and brilliant star, so much needed, set in place above life’s great and spacious sea, glittering with merits, all aglow with examples for our imitation. Oh, whosoever thou art that perceiveth thyself during this mortal existence to be rather drifting in treacherous waters, at the mercyContinue reading “October 13th – Our Lady of Clairvaux, France, (1114)”

October 12th – Our Lady of Zapopan (Nuestra Senora de Zapopan)- Our Lady of Expectation.

  Straight white males only do do affected don’t they I mean what else is there Just so you know I’m sipping on an effervescent drink A similar blue-yellow To the eerie evening light that is currently Planging of the suburbs Where a day-moon waits to field it Behind the line of bone-dry beach towelsContinue reading “October 12th – Our Lady of Zapopan (Nuestra Senora de Zapopan)- Our Lady of Expectation.”

October 11: Feast of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady

  I HAVE THREE HEARTS by warsan shire mother is a cocoon where cells spark, limbs form, mother swells and stretches to protect her child, mother has one foot in this world and one foot in the next, mother, black venus venus falls in love, flowers grow wherever love touches her, this is how sheContinue reading “October 11: Feast of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady”

October 9: Miraculous Cure of Saint John Damascene by Our Lady (723) (restored severed hand)

      “The dead, shrivell’d hand, as she clasps it with glee And now, with care, The five locks of hair From the skull of the Gentleman dangling up there, With the grease and the fat Of a black Tom Cat She hastens to mix, And to twist into wicks, And one on theContinue reading “October 9: Miraculous Cure of Saint John Damascene by Our Lady (723) (restored severed hand)”

October 10: Our Lady of the Cloister, Citeaux, France (1624)

“and when love came to us twice and lied to us twice we decided to never love again that was fair fair to us and fair to love itself. we ask for no mercy or no miracles; we are strong enough to live and to die and to kill flies, attend the boxing matches, goContinue reading “October 10: Our Lady of the Cloister, Citeaux, France (1624)”

October 8 – Church of Our Lady of Gifts, Avignon France (1st Century) founded by St. Martha

The Tarasque ‘…Thirsty For human blood and corpses In our woods and our ravines Roams a monster, a scourge of the gods… Have mercy! The beast has a dragon’s tail And eyes redder than cinnabar; On its back, its scales and spikes are terrifying! It has the muzzle of a great lion, And six humanContinue reading “October 8 – Church of Our Lady of Gifts, Avignon France (1st Century) founded by St. Martha”

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary

  FAITH The museum is an empty house, a dead lifestyle. In the living room, pictures of Jesus forlorn, an old rosary hanging over the bed. This how we lived in old days, they tell me. I understand old ones die, like you did, Aunty, the way your soul left your body, blank on bleached sheets, theContinue reading “October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary”

The Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon The flame-red moon, the harvest moon, Rolls along the hills, gently bouncing, A vast balloon, Till it takes off, and sinks upward To lie on the bottom of the sky, like a gold doubloon. The harvest moon has come, Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon. And the earth replies all night,Continue reading “The Harvest Moon”

Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon

It was a cloudy here on the east coast  when we went out to pay our respects to the Harvest Moon. She was hidden from us to begin with, but we waited, as she slowly came out from behind the cloud, reflecting on the sea and the wet sand, as the tide had turned. ForContinue reading “Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon”

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