In a passage of sublime theology, St. John of the Cross explains a portion of the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: that we may perform the "same work that [Christ does] by nature; that is, breathe the Holy Spirit."
Quote of the day, 8 March: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
He wants to be my peace so that nothing can distract me or draw me out of “the invincible fortress of holy recollection.” It is there that He will give me “access to the Father” and will keep me as still and as peaceful in His presence as if my soul were already in eternity.
Quote of the day, 8 February: Anders Arborelius, o.c.d.
Each one of us is invited to a personal friendship with Jesus. Teresa of Avila speaks about prayer as friendship. We can always remain with our friend Jesus and find our joy in Him, because He rejoices in us.
Quote of the day, 14 January: Père Jacques de Jésus
All that comes from God is wise and loving. We have only to accept his will with thanksgiving and adoration; it is what is best for us.
Quote of the day, 14 November: St. Teresa of Avila
Here are the beginning paragraphs of St. Teresa's commentary on the Lord's Prayer: "You desire that He consider us His children, because Your word cannot fail."
Quote of the day: 9 September
He wants me to be another humanity for Him in which He can still suffer for the glory of His Father
Mary was also a model of faith
Slave food vs. Soul food: Manna in the desert or the Bread of Life?
She drew down upon herself the delight of the Holy Trinity
The Marie du jour – May 26
It is the whole Trinity in action, surrendering themselves, giving themselves
The Holy Spirit loves you
"Do what lies in your power; surrender yourself to me, and do not be disturbed about anything; rejoice in the good that has been given you, for it is very great; my Father takes His delight in you, and the Holy Spirit loves you." Our Lord to Saint Teresa of Avila Spiritual Testimonies: 10 Surrender... Continue Reading →
The Marie du jour – May 8
“Virgo fidelis”: that is, Faithful Virgin, “who kept all these things in her heart.” [Lk. 2:19] She remained so little, so recollected in God’s presence, in the seclusion of the temple, that she drew down upon herself the delight of the Holy Trinity: “Because He has looked upon the lowliness of His servant, henceforth all... Continue Reading →