1. "For Thy sake we came into being…"

    ~St. Thalassios the Libyan

    (Photo: dramoor © 2014 St. Petersburg, Russia)

  2. joyfullycatholic:

    Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.
    —Saint Francis de Sales

    (via popebombadil)

  3. artofprayer:

    Chapel of Saint Ananias, Damascus, Syria, an early example of a Christian house of worship; built in the 1st century AD

    (Source: historytoday.com, via orthodoxheart)

  4. The Church of the Resurrection, Catherine’s Palace, Tsarskoye Selo

    (Photo: dramoor © 2014 Pushkin, Russia)

  5. (via Catholictradition.org)

  6. God gave us time and this life so that we would come to Him prepared. We do not know, for it is not given to us to know, neither the moment, nor the hour when we will depart to the Lord to give our account. After all, God did not create us without a purpose. He announced the purpose already in the very beginning of the Bible, in the Book of Genesis, 1:26: And God said, Let us make man according to our image and likeness. The next verse says that, God made man, according to the image of God he made him, and nothing is mentioned about likeness, because it should have been realized in Adam.

    Thus, the goal of our life is deification, because it is written:
    Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Matt. 5:48).”

    ~Heiroschemamonk Julian Lazar

    (art via facebook)

  7. The woman on the left has Alzheimer’s Disease.  She recognized her daughter with her heart.

  8. "Each person must become the fragrance of Christ;
    then even without praise there will be unceasing glorification of the Lord.
    The flower of a rose does not utter a voice, but its fragrance spreads far in silence;
    this is how all Christians ought to live.”

    ~St. Theophan the Recluse

    (Photo: dramoor © 2014)


  10. "He who prays and labours lifts his heart to God with his hands. (Quote by - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux)"