Quote of the day, 26 November: St. Raphael Kalinowski

For all those who worked for the love of God and love of neighbor in the holy Church and in the world of the refugees, and for all that I owe them, may the merciful God reward them with his crown of glory.

So I end these memoirs of mine.

Lord, be merciful to me a sinner!

Saint Raphael Kalinowski

From an unpublished English translation of his memoirs
Wspomnienia : 1835-1877


On November 26, 1877 Kalinowski was clothed in the brown habit of a Carmelite novice at the Discalced Carmelite friars’ Novitiate House in Graz, Austria, and was given the name Raphael of St. Joseph, the name by which he would henceforth be known. Learn more about this final, fruitful stage of his life as a Discalced Carmelite friar.

The Discalced Carmelite convent in Graz
Photo credit: Andi oisn / Wikimedia Commons (Some rights reserved)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: