"My Mother, here is the Bridegroom!" This was the inscription on the holy card that St. Elizabeth of the Trinity presented as a gift to her novice mistress on the day of her religious profession, 11 January 1903. Learn more about this day...
Pauline Martin explains that Thérèse "could have legitimately taken the Habit... before the end of October, but she in fact didn’t take the Habit until 10th January 1889."
We recall the birth of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and share excerpts from the testimony of Pauline Martin concerning the Saint's birth on 2 January 1873
St. Edith Stein departed from Cologne bound for Echt, Holland on the night of 31 December 1938. In a farewell poem, she wrote: "In the heart of Jesus, which was pierced, The kingdom of heaven and the land of earth are bound together. Here is for us the source of life."
Since man's life on earth is a time of trial, and all who would live devotedly in Christ must undergo persecution, and the devil your foe is on the prowl like a roaring lion looking for prey to devour...
On December 13, he asked in the morning what day it was and when he heard it was Friday, he inquired frequently what hour it was: after all, he was waiting to say Matins in heaven.
This one friar who is so great a servant of God is so weak from all that he has suffered that I fear for his life
On the First Sunday of Advent, 28 November 1568, Fray Antonio de Heredia and St. John of the Cross began to observe the "Primitive Rule" of Pope Innocent IV in Duruelo, Spain. St Teresa describes their convent.
Fray Antonio de Heredia and Fray José de Cristo left for Duruelo on 27 November 1568 to begin the Teresian Reform for men on the next day, the First Sunday of Advent, 28 November.
Céline tells us that Thérèse "received an audience with the Holy Father on Sunday 20th November 1887 with the pilgrims of the dioceses of Coutances, Bayeux, and Nantes"
On the first Sunday after Easter 1919, the statue of the Madonna was brought back from the parish-church in Haifa, with great solemnity and in the midst of public rejoicings.
On the 14th my brother said goodbye to me before his departure for America. On All Souls Day, we will both remember our mother.
How I thank you, Mother, for having shown me so much charity... Moreover, who did you give me for a sister? A saint, an angel, as you yourself say!
We learn about the great physical suffering of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity in the final three weeks of her life as she lost her senses of taste and smell and experienced acute inflammation.
I will now be allowed to spend the feast of St. Teresa as her child. Tomorrow morning I enter the Carmel of Cologne-Lindenthal.
"They then re-entered their carriages and started for Saint Denis, where they visited the church and the relics of the Abbey." The story of the founding of the first Teresian Carmel in France
St. Edith Stein tells the story of how St. Teresa became the prioress of the Monastery of the Incarnation in Avila amid a great furor 450 years ago
I left Paris the day following the anniversary of the death of the Saint. Although I had no desire to go to Flanders, I took this journey...