At the beginning of the novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity writes to her great friend and spiritual companion, Canon Angles: "please consecrate me to the Blessed Virgin, for she, the Immaculate One, gave me the habit of Carmel..."
In December 1915 St. Teresa of the Andes took a pivotal step toward her Carmelite vocation when she received permission to profess a private vow of chastity.
The soul here addresses its Bridegroom with deep love, esteeming him and thanking him... what overflows in it is its being tenderly and delicately inspired with love.
In Mary, we see the most beautiful image of our union with God. She, the bride of the H. Spirit, teaches us how also we, although not in that fullness of grace, but in a removed sense, must be brides of God the H. Spirit
The Son is the only delight of the Father
Holy Spirit Creator of all!
On 15 February 1934, Edith Stein asked to receive the habit of Our Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel