"I would desire all fears so as not to offend for an instant Him who in an instant can annihilate us, because it pleases His Majesty that there be no one against us whom He will not put to flight."
In a poem that St. Teresa wrote for the profession of a Carmelite nun, she encourages the young religious to prepare for spiritual combat: "Sleep no longer, sleep no more, for now, there is no earthly peace."
St. John of the Cross says that "faith lies beyond all this understanding, taste, feeling, and imagining." Bishop Báez explains that it's the loving and welcoming presence of Jesus that gives us the faith we need to live: not only faith in God but faith in life, in ourselves, and others.
The official website of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux offers a sample of mail received from the front line, a selection of illustrated letters, postcards and holy cards, as well as ex-voto offerings from grateful soldiers.
Discalced Carmelite martyr of the Spanish Civil war who was executed on 15th August 1936. "Blessed be he who arranges everything for our good! In possessing him, we possess everything."
"One thing alone is certain: that God is and that his hand holds us in being."
The qualities of nonviolence are many; courage and human greatness stand above the rest
"Take courage, the order of the Blessed Virgin will flourish"
We must be willing to accept generously the will of God, whatever it is, because it will always be what is best for us."