She feels that she has been led into an immense, unbounded desert. And this, for her, is the more delightful, pleasant, and lovely, the deeper, vaster, and more solitary it is.
She had already known when she moved to her 'Nazareth' that her aim was the 'desert' of Carmel. But she had to await the Lord’s hour.
We can say without exaggeration that few young girls have loved her Lord Jesus. In order to find her Beloved, she walked through the very heart of the desert...
Silence is not an empty void; God dwells therein
All true ascesis as a desert lies
The life of the desert is admirable
Simon Stock has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to Our Lady
"The life of the desert is admirable"
She accordingly feels that she has been led into a remarkably deep and vast wilderness unattainable by any human being, into an immense, unbounded desert...
One understands that only the dying of the sensory being is felt and nothing is experienced of the beginning of the new life that is concealed beneath it.
Slave food vs. Soul food: Manna in the desert or the Bread of Life?