Quote of the day, 4 February: Blessed Marie-Eugène

Saint Teresa calls royal those souls who, in the flash of illumination or a swift embrace of divine love, have had some glimpse of the abyss of the Infinite divine. She wishes that kings might have such knowledge, in order that they might better learn the value of human things and discover their duty in the perspective of the Infinite.

Blessed Marie-Eugène of the Child Jesus

Chapter III, Knowledge of Self (excerpt)

Detail of the statue of Saint Teresa in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel “Extramuros” in Valladolid, Spain | Image credit: Ángel Cantero, Iglesia en Valladolid / Flickr (Some rights reserved)

Marie-Eugène de l’Enfant-Jésus & Doran V 1990, I Want to See God, Christian Classics, Allen, Texas.

Featured image: This is a detail of one of the famed statues of St. Teresa of Avila by Spanish sculptor Gregorio Fernández (1576–1636), which is a prized possession of the national sculpture museum at the Colegio de San Gregorio in Valladolid, Spain. Information about this statue comes from the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Alba de Tormes online catalog: It arrived at the Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio in Valladolid as a result of the great Spanish Confiscation to become one of the museum’s most precious jewels. The statue was sculpted by Gregorio Fernández shortly after the festivities of St. Teresa of Avila’s canonization, around 1624 or perhaps the following year. Its destination then was the now-defunct convent of the Carmelite Friars of the Ancient Observance (O.Carm.).  Image credit: Ángel Cantero, Iglesia en Valladolid / Flickr (Some rights reserved)

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