Monday, August 12, 2013

Seeking the Divine Crumbs...

He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food. - Job 36:16
Image: National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon ~ North Jackson, Ohio ~ USA
"In prayer one must hold fast and never let go,
because the one who gives up loses all.  If it seems that
no one is listening to you, then cry out even louder.
If you are driven out of one door, go back in by the other.

If you are told, as was the Canaanite woman, that you do not deserve
the grace for which you are asking, then reply like her
that you are not seeking unusual favors, but are hoping only
to eat the crumbs which fall from the divine table."
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
France ~ 1572-1641
Widow of the Baron of Chantal, mother of seven
 Founded the Order of the Visitation Sisters 
with St. Francis de Sales - 1610
Motto of Visitation Sisters:  Live Jesus!
Honored by the Church for the holiness of her youth,
of her married life, of her widowhood, and of her religious life
“Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. 
That is all the doing you have to worry about.” ~ St Jane de Chantal
St Jane de Chantal, pray for us!

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