Monsignor Joseph de Beaufort was the first biographer of Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. In 1692 he published a Eulogy testifying to the virtues of the humble Carmelite. One example: "He had singular affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary and was especially devoted to her..."
Quote of the day, 26 July: St Teresa of Avila
Commenting on the vocation of Madre Beatriz de la Madre de Dios "While reading a book on the life of St. Anne, the child became very devoted to the saints of Carmel"
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2022: Day 7
Saint Titus Brandsma describes the most thrilling moment of Saturday evening devotions in the Church of the Carmelites: the solemn chanting of the Salve Regina. "All now stand before the altar of Mary... above which the statue of Mary glimmers in the light."
St. Joseph Novena 2022, Day 8: St. Joseph the Intercessor
I took for my advocate and lord the glorious St. Joseph and earnestly recommended myself to him...It is an amazing thing the great many favors God has granted me through the mediation of this blessed saint, the dangers I was freed from both of body and soul.
St. Joseph Novena 2022, Day 5: St. Joseph—an Angel?
I began to have devotion towards several saints, but, before all, to the holy angels and to St. Joseph, whom, in my childlike simplicity, I took to be an angel.
Quote of the day, 13 January: Sr. Jeanne-Marie-Ange of the Child Jesus, O.C.D.
"My God, beloved Father, with my Christ, I place my soul in your hands whenever you please. Fiat! But have mercy." A prayer written by Sr. Jeanne-Marie-Ange, OCD (13 Jan 1895 - 24 Oct 1921)
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena 2021 – Day 1
I leave you my devotion for the Three, to "Love". Live within with Them in the heaven of your soul.
Quote of the day, 22 October: St. John Paul II
The sign of the Scapular points to an effective synthesis of Marian spirituality, which nourishes the devotion of believers and makes them sensitive to the Virgin Mother's loving presence in their lives.
Quote of the day, 30 July: St. John of the Cross
Where there is devotion and faith any image will be sufficient, but if they are lacking none will suffice
Quote of the day, 22 July: Hermann Cohen
As Magdalen shed tears and poured perfume over the feet of Jesus, may you never tire of offering your prayers, aspirations and gifts before the tabernacle
Quote of the day, 15 July: St. John XXIII
Let us remember that it was Pope John XXII in the XIV century who promoted devotion to Mary under this title
Quote of the day, 13 July: St. Teresa of the Andes
Gaze at him tirelessly...
Quote of the day, 30 June: St. Edith Stein
The way to perfection of individual nature is loving devotion and surrender to God who is love
Quote of the day, 16 May: Paul-Marie of the Cross, O.C.D.
She extended, in visible fashion, her special protection over the Order that has always called itself her own.
Quote of the day: 31 October
We simply need to pray diligently for each other
You must use every care to clothe yourselves in God's armour
You offer your hand
O my Jesus! What a sight it is when You through Your mercy return to offer Your hand...
Quote of the day: 22 August
It becomes a devotee of the Queen of heaven so that she might appease You
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 8–16, 2020: Day 5
Who will not find balm for his pains by considering the torments of Jesus and Mary?
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 8–16, 2020: Day 4
Who would not cry in your arms without instantly receiving your immaculate kiss of love and comfort?