Bishop Silvio José Báez, who is himself a Discalced Carmelite, describes the essential aspects of St. Teresa's encounter with the angel and his fiery dart: "God introduced her to the New Covenant."
Quote of the day, 29 July: Ruth Burrows
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.
Quote of the day, 4 January: St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
O my Lord, what do I have except what you have given me? You are the source of goodness and bliss.
Quote of the day, 25 September: St. Teresa of the Andes
Jesus told me that He wants me to suffer with joy. This costs me so, but it is sufficient that He asks this, so that I'll try to do it.
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Introduction
A novena based on Poem 45, "My Joy!" written by St. Thérèse for her sister Pauline's feast day, 21 January 1897
Beyond the images — Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
St Teresa felt God tearing out her insides and burning her heart with the fire of Love
Quote of the day: 1 July
A glass of water may seem like a small thing, but love makes it great
Quote of the day: 20 May
She is another Mary Magdalene whom nothing must distract from the One
Quote of the day: 30 April
Contemplation is a precious gift of God.
Quote of the day: 11 March
With Joseph, justice means humanity
Give yourself to God!