Father François de Sainte-Marie, OCD was the gifted editor of the autobiographical manuscripts of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, published in 1957. We recall his birth to eternal life or 'dies natalis' on this date in 1961, when he drowned in the Loire river.
Well-known Carmelite author Ruth Burrows (Sr. Rachel Gregory, OCD) uses the story of Martha and Mary to explain who is really doing the serving and feeding during prayer. When Jesus enters our home, he serves and nourishes us, not the other way around.
This indwelling of God in the soul of the just explains to us the extraordinary deeds in the lives of the saints
God seemed so present to me that I thought of St. Peter's words: You are Christ, Son of the living God