"Love Me as I have loved you."

"Love Me as I have loved you."
O dear, O sweet Jesus, we love you with all our heart
Bouasse Lebel, Paris Pl. 3327
Fruits of Salvation
The Angels collect our virtuesand good actions
to offer them to Jesus.
Bouasse Lebel 1085
May our humility, our love, our sweetness 
be like Christmas roses we spread over the creche of divine Jesus.
Bouasse Jeune Pl. 1012
Let us go with the shepherds and offer our hearts to the Divine Infant.
Bouasse Lebel, Paris pl 989
The 1st creche was inaugurated by St. Francis of Assisi 
in Grecio, 1220: "O, my brothers, I wanted to delight 
your hearts by this great Mystery which should absorb 
all the thoughts of our spirit, all the affections of our heart: 
our God becoming man!" from Life of St. Francis  
Letaille pl. 606

Frequently... when he wished to call Jesus Christ, 
he would call him simply The Child of Bethlehem; 
 his voice was more like the bleating of a sheep, 
his mouth filled more with sweet affection than with words.
Small or large, all must be allowed 
to learn of Jesus in his crèche.
Bouasse Lebel 1334
Come. I wait for you.
Bring your gifts to the creche,
but above all leave your hearts there.
The Devotion to the Infant Jesus.
Turgis, Paris
Consecration to the Infant Jesus
Holy Infant Jesus, I give you my heart ~ renew it at the crèche.
O, God Savior, 
on beholding Thee in Thy crib 
one on longer thinks of fearing Thee
but only of loving Thee.
The Mystery of the Love of Christmas
"O ineffable Mystery, the King of kings comes to visit 
his humble creature.  O, Divine Infant, I possess you; 
my heart overflows with joy and love!
God so loved the World 
that He gave His only begotten Son. 
Bouasse Lebel  & Fils 1091
Jesus, my heart is thine.  
Bouasse Lebel 1049
At the feet of Jesus, 
let us unite our hearts to Heaven now and forever.
Boussse Lebel 4309
The foxes have their dens, the birds of Heaven their nests, 
but the son of God hath not a place on which to rest his head. 
St. Luke 9:58  
Bonamy 59
Let us carry our offerings to the creche.
Turgis et Fils, Paris pl. 1020
Yes, my arms, my spirit, my heart 
will be the swaddling clothes of my beloved Savior.
~ handwritten on the back of this lovely handmade image 
To Jesus I offer my talents.
There is no need of rich presents to please Jesus; 
a pure heart will satisfy Him. 
Bouasse Lebel 1087

My delights are to be among the children of men. Prov. 8:13