So there is no opposition of the contemplative life to the active. The former is the great support of the latter.
Père Jacques of Jesus died on this date, 2 June 1945 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Linz, Austria following 70 weeks in Nazi prison camps
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Carmelite spirituality is not contemplative and apostolic. It is apostolic because it is contemplative
Apostolate and love dwell in perfect harmony
I am asking Him that you may be not only a good missionary but a saint
A singular characteristic of Josefa was her secular status
Wherever the soul is enkindled, that soul itself longs for action
The greatest mystics never saw a tension between apostolic service and contemplative prayer -- for them, it would be impossible to have one without the other. How is it that these prayerful people did more than those who feel they are too busy for prayer?
Ahora bien, para que también ustedes sepan cómo me va y qué estoy haciendo... I want you to know how I am getting along and what I am doing...
John’s unique apostolate was to remain close to the Virgin Mary Consider those closest to Christ. Saint John the Apostle grasped what was indispensable for a clear understanding of his master. John never tired of probing and querying Christ. We can see how John thus gained richer insights and fuller explanations, precisely because he went... Continue Reading →