The Crib of the Child is surrounded by martyrs: There are the innocent children, the babes of Bethlehem and Juda, who were cruelly slaughtered by the hands of brutal hangmen. What does this mean?
Oh! How beautiful is this good Mother! How good she is!
I'll quickly go open the water taps and all the earth will have water
Oh! but, the Blessed Virgin was the strong woman
How should we express our commitment to obedience and compassion in the socio-cultural context in which we live?
Yes, I am sin, but I hope in the mercy of God
Remembering Edith Stein's Confirmation on Candlemas, 1922
"Advent is a privileged season, in which the Church sighs for her Spouse"
Carmelite joyfully celebrated Mariam's canonization 32 years later, in 2015
St. Mariam of Bethlehem wants to know
God of mercy and all consolation, you raised Saint Mary, the humble daughter of the Holy Land, to contemplation of the mysteries of your Son
and made her a witness to the love and joy of the Holy Spirit...
Del Verbo divino la Virgen preñada viene de camino
The Virgin, weighed with the Word of God, comes down the road: if only you'll shelter her. Saint John of the Cross Poetry: Christmas Refrain Copyright © 1991 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc.
I love you just as the Father loves me; remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. (John 15:9-10)