When I read in the Gospel “that Mary went in haste to the hill country of Judea” to perform her loving service for her cousin Elizabeth, I imagine her passing by so beautiful, so calm and so majestic
Here is a small bird cast as John the Baptist who from my treetops is inspired to say: I come from heaven to prepare the way.
The season of Advent is a favorable time to go to the desert, and God always arrives where there is a heart willing to listen to him.
The greatest figures of prophecy and sanctity step forth out of the darkest night. [...] Certainly, the decisive turning points in world history are substantially co-determined by souls whom no history book ever mentions.
And if I rejoice, Lord, in the hope of seeing you, yet seeing I can lose you doubles my sorrow. Living in such fear and hoping as I hope, I die because I do not die.
The holy time of Advent is here; it seems to me that it is very especially the season of interior souls; in the silence of prayer, let us listen to Him.
Come is the love song of our race and Come our basic word of individual wooing. It lifts audacious arms of lowliness to majesty's most amiable undoing, to Godhood fleshed and cradled and made least.
If I spoke before, it was to promise Christ. If they questioned me, their inquiries were related to their petitions and longings for Christ in whom they were to obtain every good.
En los amores perfectos esta ley se requería: que se haga semejante el amante a quien quería | In perfect love this law holds: that the lover become like the one he loves
¡Oh noche que guiaste! ¡Oh noche amable más que el alborada! | O guiding night! O night more lovely than the dawn!
She looked deeply into the mystery of virginity of which her divine Son later said, “Whoever can accept this, ought to do so.”
One ought to have deep compassion for the soul God puts in this tempestuous and frightful night | Esta tempestuosa y horrenda noche
Moses also declared before God, present in the burning bush | También la manifestó Moisés delante de Dios en la zarza
The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom | Siempre el Señor descubrió los tesoros de su sabiduría
During Advent each novice in turn was allowed to have in his cell for twenty-four hours at a time, a little statue representing the divine Infant