Maulana Rumi Online: Rumi on Virgin Mary Giving Birth to Baby Jesus * If your soul takes a bath just for an instant behind His Veil of Love, You'll get to see the Holy Spirit and give birth to baby Jesus just like Virgin Mary did. If you give birth to Jesus like Virgin Mary, without an earthly father, Your face will turn saffron-yellow by the pain of childbirth labor, just like the beautiful red face of Mary did. Rumi
St. Rose of Lima is the first canonized #saint of the Americas. She imitated the example of St. Catherine of Siena, living a life of virtue and penance as a Dominican tertiary in the home of her parents. St. Rose used to love to repeat, "If human beings knew what it is to live in grace, no suffering would frighten them and they would gladly suffer any hardship, for grace is the fruit of patience."
St. Gemma Galgani was an Italian mystic closely associated with the Passionist religious order. Throughout her life St. Gemma experienced great suffering, but not without many remarkable graces. After a selfless life of love given to God for the conversion of sinners, she died on the Vigil of Easter at the age of 25. She is the patron saint of pharmacists, loss of parents, back illnesses, temptations, and those seeking purity of heart.
Our Morning Offering – June 14 #pinterest I beg You, Lord, let the fiery, gentle power of Your love take possession of my soul, and snatch it away from everything under heaven, that I may die for love of Your love as You saw fit to die for love of mine. Amen