The Marie du jour – May 5

Let us likewise place ourselves in the presence of the Virgin Mary, our model of contemplation, who listened faithfully to God throughout her life. Let us ask her to teach us how to listen to God, to grasp his words, and to live them out.

Père Jacques of Jesus, OCD
(Lucien Bunel, 1900 – 1945) 

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 The Virgin Mary
From the diptych “Annunciation”
Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov
1862 – 1942
Oil on canvas
Private collection
Listen to the Silence - A Retreat with Pere Jacques (p. 2)
ICS Publications, Institute of Carmelite Studies Washington, D.C.

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