From the beginning of his novitiate he applied himself to the exercises of religious life with great fervor. He had singular affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary and was especially devoted to her. He had a filial trust in her protection. She was his refuge in all the problems of his life, in the troubles and anxieties that disturbed his soul, and therefore he would call her “his good mother.”
Eulogy in Praise of Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, No. 17
Writings and Conversations on the Practice of the Presence of God
Excerpt from Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, Writings and Conversations on the Practice of the Presence of God Edited by Conrad De Meester, OCD, Translated by Salvatore Sciurba, OCD Published by ICS Publications, Washington DC Copyright © 1994, 2015 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc.