The Annunciation

You shouldn’t believe everything you’re told.  The reality of it is not what you think. It’s not something people in polite company should want to talk about, never mind tell their children. It should have never been made into some kind of fairy story.

Candlemass 2nd February

Bede records in his Reckoning of Time (A.D. 725) the use of candles at the Feast of Purification was common in his day.  (Latin Text) [O]n the feast of St Mary, the whole populace with the priests and ministers goes on procession through the churches and the city neighbourhoods, all singing devout hymns, and carryingContinue reading “Candlemass 2nd February”

The Annunciation

I wanted to share with you a small piece called ‘The Annunciation’, that I wrote last year and which has been published by a small non-profit online magazine called The Cauldron This is the link if anyone would like to read it. There are some other amazing stories, poetry and non-fiction in there too. WhyContinue reading “The Annunciation”

The Feast of The Annunciation – March 25th

The threefold terror of love; a fallen flareThrough the hollow of an ear;Wings beating about the room;The terror of all terrors that I boreThe Heavens in my womb. Had I not found content among the showsEvery common woman knows,Chimney corner, garden walk,Or rocky cistern where we tread the clothesAnd gather all the talk? What isContinue reading “The Feast of The Annunciation – March 25th”

Candlemass 2nd February

Bede records in his Reckoning of Time (A.D. 725) the use of candles at the Feast of Purification was common in his day.  (Latin Text) O]n the feast of St Mary, the whole populace with the priests and ministers goes on procession through the churches and the city neighbourhoods, all singing devout hymns, and carrying in theirContinue reading “Candlemass 2nd February”

July 25th Our Lady of Lac Bouchet, Quebec (1920) – Notre-Dame du Saguenay

With Thankful thrilling hearts We Kneel before Thy Shrine And know that Thous are with us here Incarnate Love Divine Oh! Mystery of Mysteries, How Infinite the Power! Our hearts are cleansed, our strength renewed In this most Holy Hour.

‘Wings beating about the room…’

The Mother Of God

The threefold terror of love; a fallen flare
Through the hollow of an ear;
Wings beating about the room;
The terror of all terrors that I bore
The Heavens in my womb.

March 22nd – Madonna dei Sette Veli (Foggia, Apulia, Italy) The Madonna of the Seven Veils

Macha BY MONICA MCCLURE All my feelings are different and this one is the most Of all places here where women once retired from the men for fear of boring them I am so bloody in my own bath of wild hairs that I couldn’t possibly join you tonight for that colonial thing Heroin or whoreContinue reading “March 22nd – Madonna dei Sette Veli (Foggia, Apulia, Italy) The Madonna of the Seven Veils”

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)”

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