Quote of the day, 6 October: St. Teresa of Avila

On 6 October 1571 St Teresa left the Carmel of Medina del Campo to return to Avila as prioress of the Monastery of the Incarnation, where she was once a member. Fr Kieran Kavanaugh explains this trying situation, including the reasons why an Apostolic Visitation was needed and the concrete human and financial challenges facing Teresa.

Quote of the day, 28 September: Sr. Geneviève, o.c.d.

When Uncle Isidore Guérin died on this date in 1909, Céline was crushed in spirit, anguished that she could not be at her family’s side. She wrote to her cousin Jeanne, “if only you knew… how cruel the Rule seems at moments such as these...” But then she paused to reflect: “nothing of what we do for God is cruel” but sometimes it’s very painful, she added.

Quote of the day, 28 July: Blessed John Soreth

Carmelite scholar Father François de Sainte-Marie shares several gems of wisdom from Blessed John Soreth concerning the Carmelite Rule. Here's one example" "Do you want to get to heaven? Embrace the baseness of poverty and it will be yours..."

Quote of the day, 27 April: St. Teresa of Avila

When the Carmelite Prior General visited Avila in February 1567, St. Teresa "arranged that he come to St. Joseph's" and the bishop assisted in making the arrangements. Father General was so impressed he sent patent letters authorizing St. Teresa to found more monasteries. The first letter was dated 27 April 1567.

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