The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports: "The towering dome of St. Peter's was alight with a multitude of tallow torches last night while all Rome celebrated the sanctification of the Blessed Sister Therese of the Infant Jesus, who was made a saint yesterday with all the mystic solemnity and splendor the Roman Catholic Church could command."
When Carmelite Father Michael Driscoll was a young man 50 years ago, he started reading and collecting articles about Father Titus Brandsma, one of Netherlands’ leading churchmen.Carmelite priest’s miracle is touching hearts and souls around the world — Crux Now
In 1915, Titus Brandsma wrote an article that was published in the review 'Karmelrozen' that describes Saturday Marian devotions in Carmelite churches. "Simply by thinking of Mary's help," he wrote, "we feel ourselves strengthened in our weakness."
From the Scheveningen prison, Titus Brandsma writes: "There was no holy card of the Virgin Mary in my breviary, yet her image is obligatory in the cell of every Carmelite; I had to find a solution for this..."
"When I love, it is forever. A Carmelite never forgets. From her little cell she accompanies the souls she has loved in the world."
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 not only submitted all her exterior actions to the judgment of her superiors with the greatest humility of spirit but also all her thoughts.
How good of Him to have made this flower of Paradise bloom in our home! But our dear parents were worthy of possessing her.
Sister Mariam Baouardy's docility to the Holy Spirit made her also a means of encounter and fellowship with the Muslim world
Light of Christ for all the Church in Chile: this is Sister Teresa of the Andes, Teresa de Jesús, a Discalced Carmelite nun and the first fruits of holiness of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America
Although he was an excellent soldier and a great leader, he never permitted these personal talents to prevail over the supreme action that comes from God
“After all, this love is the end for which we were created”
Oh! but, the Blessed Virgin was the strong woman
Excerpts from St. John Paul II's homily for the Mass of Canonization of St. Teresa of the Andes
By proceeding with humility, we will reach that city of Jerusalem