On the anniversary of the 'die natalis' of Father John Clarke, o.c.d., who died on this day, 15 February 1985, we recall his masterpieces of French translation from the manuscripts of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Sólo Dios basta, Dieu seul suffit : chanté par Céleste Daher (YouTube)
My soul was united very profoundly, I assure you, to the divine joys which flooded yours in those two great days of your ordination and first Mass [28–29 May 1904]. I would have wished that this brief note, which tells you of my entire union with you, might have reached you sooner; that wasn't possible... Continue Reading →
Pope Pius VI writes that the nuns in revolutionary France have declared that they are determined to suffer
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.
French architect Marcel Favier's award-winning art deco design gets a facelift in Haifa, Israel
"I do not fear my weakness," wrote St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a 19th c. Discalced Carmelite nun from Dijon, France. Her unique insight was her spiritual doctrine of the indwelling of the Holy Trinity in our souls.
Not just one person of the Holy Trinity finds his rest within us, but the entire Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
O my God, Trinity Whom I adore, help me to forget myself entirely that I may be established in You as still and as peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity.
From now on they will form but one heart and one soul: God gave them the grace to remain faithful and to forgive while suffering dismaying hardship