Titus Brandsma and the cry of the poor

“Carmelites are called to listen and respond to the cry of the poor.” – Blessed Titus Brandsma

Without (poverty) the religious is a Pharisee – a gentleman in the monastery dressed like a poor man, but without a true love for poverty…. The poor are of us, but we do not wish to be of them. We thereby make ourselves ridiculous before God who accepted our vows.

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