Our Lady Light of the Woods is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, who are the intercessors responsible for this site, and are praying that we will not fall into the same lapses and errors that they did, but that we will bravely shoulder our cross, deny ourselves and follow Him, discerning rightly His perfect will for our lives, with firm commitment and amendment of life, to live in perfect charity and unity with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Special thanks to the Blessed Mother, under the titles of Our Mother of Mercy and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, for her tender instruction and relentless intercession on behalf of us, her poor servants, to obtain all the graces necessary to complete this work.

And to St. Joseph for the construction and inspiration for this site, St. Clare, St. Francis, St. Pio, St. Seraphim of Sarov, and all our holy angels and Saints who are looking on and praying that by our obedience we will hasten the coming of God's kingdom on Earth.

For the glory and honor of Almighty God. Amen.

Scripture quotes

The Douay-Rheims Haydock version,
(from the Latin Vulgate, by Saint Jerome, third century a.d.)

The New International Version

Other Quotations

Saint Francis of Assisi
Omnibus of Sources

Abandonment to Divine Providence
Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Translated and Introduced by John Beevers
Image Publishers

Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence
Father J.P. de Caussade, S.J.
Tan Publishers

Divine Mercy in My Soul Diary
St. M. Faustina Kowalska
Marian Helpers Press

The Book of Azariah
Maria Valtorta

St. Antony of the Desert
St. Athanasius
Tan Publishers

The Golden Sayings of Brother Giles

The Little Catechism of The Cure of Ars
St. John Marie Vianney 1786-1859

Jesus, the Word to be Spoken
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Compiled by Brother Angelo Devananda
Servant Books

The Imitation of Mary
Alexander de Rouville
Catholic Book Publishing Company

The Imitation of Christ
Thomas a Kempis
Confraternity of the Precious Blood

Saint Teresa of Avila
The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila Volume 2

Celtic Spirituality
Ray Simpson

Padre Pio's Words of Hope
Edited by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti
Saint Padre Pio

Rick Joyner
The Final Quest, The Sword & the Torch, The Call

Jesus CEO
Laurie Beth Jones

The Desert Fathers

Desert Wisdom
Sayings From The Desert Fathers
Yushi Nomura

St. Seraphim of Sarov
Valentine Zander

The Monk of Mount Athos
Archimandrite Sophrony

Daily Readings with the Desert Fathers
Edited by Benedicta Ward, SLG

The Desert Fathers
Translated by Helen Waddell

Saint Therese the Little Flower
Complete Spiritual Doctrine of
St. Therese of Lisieux
Rev. Francois Jamart, O.C.D.

Saint Catherine of Sienna
Tan Books

Web Site

Webb Design, Taos, New Mexico
Special thanks to Janet Webb, Julie Parenteau & Curtis Ryan, for their patience and expertise in putting this site together.

And to Benjamin du Bois for the many hours he volunteered, doing the basic ground work for this site.


Celtic Graphics and art, our very special thanks to Cari Buziak, Aon Celtic Art, for the lovely Celtic designs.

Running Man Nebula, Antilhue-Chili
Coral Dunes, Ronn Niebrugge

Formed By His Spirit, Goose & Gosling, unknown artist

All other graphics and photography donated by volunteers who wish to remain anonymous

Concerning Credits

There will be some readings that I have not been able to remember or find the authors of. Some quotes I have paraphrased to fit the situation at the time.

If you recognize the writings and would like to help me identify any, please feel free to e-mail me and I will be happy to make the adjustment at the earliest possible opportunity.

Please forgive this oversight.

I am drawing from a pool of about 1,300 index cards kept in a shoe box over fifteen years.

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