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.

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”

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September 30 – Our Lady of Beaumont, Lorraine, France (12th Century)

  “Joan Of Arc” Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc as she came riding through the dark; no moon to keep her armour bright, no man to get her through this very smoky night. She said, “I’m tired of the war, I want the kind of work I had before, a wedding dressContinue reading “September 30 – Our Lady of Beaumont, Lorraine, France (12th Century)”

September 27th – Our Lady of Happy Assembly Le Laus, France (1664)

The Hour Dylann Roof Sat In The Church by  Denice Frohman I. By now, you know their names, their cheekbones— the tender hands they offered when you walked in. You know the quivering strength of prayer and the art of making God listen. How faith can summon weary backbones into pyramids. And you know that graceContinue reading “September 27th – Our Lady of Happy Assembly Le Laus, France (1664)”

September 19th – Our Lady of the Silver Foot, Toul in Lorraine, France (1284)

The Harlot’s House  We caught the tread of dancing feet, We loitered down the moonlit street, And stopped beneath the harlot’s house. Inside, above the din and fray, We heard the loud musicians play The ‘Treues Liebes Herz’ of Strauss. Like strange mechanical grotesques, Making fantastic arabesques, The shadows raced across the blind. We watchedContinue reading “September 19th – Our Lady of the Silver Foot, Toul in Lorraine, France (1284)”

September 19th – Our Lady of La Salette, France (1846)

  The White Goddess “Whose broad eye brow was as white as any leper’s Whose eyes were blue, with rowan- berry lips With hair curled honey-coloured to white hips.   The sap of spring in the young wood a-stir Will celebrate with green the Mother and every songbird will shout awhile for her; copyright ©Continue reading “September 19th – Our Lady of La Salette, France (1846)”

September 18th – Our Lady of Smelcem [Flanders]

Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? 8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock,Continue reading “September 18th – Our Lady of Smelcem [Flanders]”

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