St. Albert of Jerusalem wrote a Rule for the hermit brothers on Mt Carmel
She was granted a special grace of contemplative insight based on Saint John’s phrase God is love, through which she felt called to a hidden life of love and self-sacrifice.
The chief among Teresa’s virtues was the love of God, which our Lord Jesus Christ increased by means of many visions and revelations... she saw an angel with a flaming dart piercing her heart.
The saint was noted for her supernatural gifts, especially for humility, for her devotion to the Holy Spirit, and her great love for the Church and the Pope.
The world is in flames: do you wish to put them out? Contemplate the cross: from his open heart, the blood of the Redeemer pours, blood which can put out even the flames of hell.
Lord God, you willed that Blessed John Soreth should renew religious life and establish communities for women in the Order of Carmel.
He proclaimed human dignity and the freedom of the Church, even in the throes of degrading persecution and death
Let Carmel echo joyfully the dying hymns that soared above when Compiègne so gladly gave its greatest witness to God’s love
May the prayers of your martyrs Blessed Alphonsus Mary and companions, prevail with you, Lord, on our behalf