SEA OF ROSARIES: BLACK MADONNA OF LORETO (THE CANTICLE OF MARY)

“The Messenger” (Thomas Merton) There is some sentry at the rim of winterFed with the speech the wind makesIn the grand belfries of the sleepless timber.He understands the lasting strife of tears,And the way the world is strung;He waits to warn all life with the tongue of March’sbugle,Of the coming of the warrior sun.When spring has garrisoned up her army of water,A million grasses leave their tents, and stand in rowsTo see their invincible brother.Mending the winter’s ruins with their laughter,The flowers go out to their undestructive wars. Walk in the woods and be witnesses,You, the best of these poor … Continue reading SEA OF ROSARIES: BLACK MADONNA OF LORETO (THE CANTICLE OF MARY)

SEA OF ROSARIES: Our Lady of Akita

Luke 1:39-56 (The Magnificat) “And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda. And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth. “And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold … Continue reading SEA OF ROSARIES: Our Lady of Akita