Quote of the day, 2 October: Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew

Two days before her death, she said to me once when we were alone: “My child, the hour of my death has come.” This pierced my heart more and more.

Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew
Chapter IX
Last moments of St. Teresa

St. Edith Stein also notes in her biography of Saint Teresa that two days before her death, “on October 2, in accordance with her wish, Fr. Antonio heard her last confession.” Father Antonio de Jesús was St. John of the Cross’s companion at Duruelo when the two friars began the Discalced reform for the Carmelite friars.

Anne of St. Bartholomew, M; Bouix, M 1917,  Autobiography of the Blessed Mother Anne of Saint Bartholomew, inseparable companion of Saint Teresa, and foundress of the Carmels of Pontoise, Tours and Antwerptranslated from the French by Michael, M A, H. S. Collins Printing Co., Saint Louis.

Stein, E. 2014, The Hidden Life: hagiographic essays, meditations, spiritual texts, translated from the German by Stein, W, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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  1. Very moving. I wish I could be so confident of not committing a serious sin in the next 2 days!

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