Archive for March 2, 2011

Whenever There Is Silence

Posted: March 2, 2011 by CatholicJules in Memory Book, Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Whenever there is silence around me,
by day or night,
I am startled by a cry.
The first time I heard it,
I went out and searched
and found a man in the throes of crucifixion.

I went to him and said,
“I will take you down.”
And I began to take the nails
out of his hands and his feet.
But he stopped me and said,
“You cannot take me down.
For I cannot come down
until every man, every woman, and every child in the world
shall come together to take me down.

“But sir,” I said, “your cry: I cannot bear your cry.”

“This cry,” he told me,
“It is the anguish of those with no food,
of those who thirst,
the ones huddled naked against the cold,
the cry of those who are lonely and in prisons.
This is the cry of the homeless,
of the ones rejected and hated by society.
It is the cry of those whose lives are snuffed out
by anger, hate or fear.
This is the cry of those living on the edge of war,
those made to wander from their homes in search of peace.”

“Then what am I to do?” I asked him.

“Go about the world,” he said,
“Tell everyone you meet: It is a shared cross on which we all do hang.”

 

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Adapted by Bill Huebsch from an unknown source.

Song Of Angels – Bouguereau

Posted: March 2, 2011 by CatholicJules in Holy Pictures

 

A lovely and tender depiction of angels serenading the Infant Jesus by famed artist William Bouguereau.

Adolphe-William Bouguereau was a famous portrait artist born in La Rochelle, France on November 30, 1825. He followed the classical style of 16th century painters such as Raphael. Bouguereau painted for a number of Catholic Churches throughout the late 1800’s. He died in 1905.