Her Heart knows your Heart

Recently, I have been drawn more and more to Mary and her Immaculate Heart.  When I ask for her intercession, I really believe she hears my prayer and I experience a calmness in my soul.  Mary's motherly love wants the best for me and the best thing for me is a relationship with her son Jesus. Through Mary's prayers, I am led deeper into the knowledge God's merciful love for me through the sacrifice of his son Jesus. 

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today...

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (intro)

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It Was 4:00 In the Afternoon

 This photo was taken at the main altar at St. Joseph's Chapel located at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. Depending on where you stand in the afternoon at this gorgeous chapel, the altar is bathed in different colors. Taken at this angle, in this spot, at this time, the chapel basks in a vibrant gold light. To me, it is the most beautiful place of worship in the Archdiocese of Mobile.

This photo was taken at the main altar at St. Joseph's Chapel located at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. Depending on where you stand in the afternoon at this gorgeous chapel, the altar is bathed in different colors. Taken at this angle, in this spot, at this time, the chapel basks in a vibrant gold light. To me, it is the most beautiful place of worship in the Archdiocese of Mobile.

Votive Candle

 This photo was taken at the small chapel resting behind the wall of the main altar at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Mobile, AL. I was waiting for the wedding rehearsals of my cousins wedding to finish up, when my mom told me about this chapel.  I love that the votive candle is present to remind us of the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, in all of the tabernacles of the world. It's light instills peace in me, as well as anticipation of when I get to receive our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

This photo was taken at the small chapel resting behind the wall of the main altar at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Mobile, AL. I was waiting for the wedding rehearsals of my cousins wedding to finish up, when my mom told me about this chapel.

I love that the votive candle is present to remind us of the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, in all of the tabernacles of the world. It's light instills peace in me, as well as anticipation of when I get to receive our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Golden Hour

 At the end of the day, my garden in New Jersey is often where I go to recollect myself, to quiet those inner voices, and reconnect with the Lord. In the silence, surrounded by growing and green things, I am able to focus on the beauty of a single flower and hear God speak to me.    Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.   If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you?   Matt 6:28-30

At the end of the day, my garden in New Jersey is often where I go to recollect myself, to quiet those inner voices, and reconnect with the Lord. In the silence, surrounded by growing and green things, I am able to focus on the beauty of a single flower and hear God speak to me. 

Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you?  Matt 6:28-30

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