SEA OF ROSARIES: MADONNA OF NAGASAKI

“Hymn,” by Edgar Allan Poe At morn–at noon–at twilight dim– Maria! thou hast heard my hymn! In joy and woe–in good and ill– Mother of God, be with me still! When the Hours flew brightly by, And not a cloud obscured the sky, My soul, lest it should truant be, Thy grace did guide to thine and thee Now, when storms of Fate o’ercast Darkly my Present and my Past, Let my future radiant shine With sweet hopes of thee and thine. Continue reading SEA OF ROSARIES: MADONNA OF NAGASAKI

SEA OF ROSARIES: Our Lady of Manaoag

“The Divine Dew” (Therese of Lisieux) My Sweet Jesus, You appear to meOn your Mother’s breast, all radiant with love.Love is the ineffable mysteryThat exiled you from your Heavenly Home…Ah! let me hide myself under the veilConcealing you from all mortal eyes,And near you, O Morning Star!I shall find a foretaste of Heaven. From the moment a new dawn awakens,When we see the first lights of the sun,The young flower beginning to openAwaits a precious balm from on high.It is the good-giving morning dew,Which, producing an abundant sap,Makes the flower of the new bud open a little. Jesus, you are … Continue reading SEA OF ROSARIES: Our Lady of Manaoag