(Note: This post was made before my conversion from the Roman church to Eastern Orthodoxy, and the calendar and prayers reflect as much.) Posted in honor of the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15th (Also celebrated the Friday before Good Friday).
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) Today is the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the man who wanted only to live the simple life of a cloistered Cistercian monk, but ended up traveling the world, advising Popes, scattering heretical sects, and much more.
(Featured image: From the 2016 series. After Bernardino Luini’s Nursing Madonna.) “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!” -Luke 11:27 In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the icon of the Galaktotrophousa, or “milk-giver”, is celebrated on July 3rd (and/or January 12th). From the marvelous blog A Reader’s Guide to Orthodox Icons:
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) This post is in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother, whose feast is observed both September 15th as well as the Friday before Good Friday.
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) The Song of Bernadette (1943) is, of course, the story of St. Bernadette and her visions at Lourdes. It is a gorgeous film- in fact, this is the one which moved me to include stills as part of this series.