I can not enlarge any more, for we are about to leave for Medina. I'm feeling as usual.
I feel very much alone in this city where I find no one who can console me in my present situation. May God provide a remedy.
St Edith Stein tells the story of how "a small group of nuns and visitors" in 1560 began to discuss with St Teresa the idea of establishing a new monastery in Avila
"To found a monastery where there will be only fifteen nuns and no possibility for any increase in numbers. They will practice a very strict enclosure and thus never go out or be seen without veils covering their faces. Their lives will be founded on prayer and mortification."
On 10 August 1591 Saint John of the Cross transferred from the friars’ convent in Segovia to the solitude of La Peñuela
This year, we present a compilation of our blog posts concerning the passion and death of St. Edith Stein, from Echt to Auschwitz
Ambrosius of St. Arsenius, the first Carmelite to die on Mount Carmel in a letter to his General (1634), he tells how he saw the very first church in the world erected in honour of the Mother of God. Behind the altar was the cave where Elijah hid...
The major superior ordered me to go to Valladolid at the request of the Bishop of Palencia, Don Alvaro de Mendoza
I have a strong desire... that the thought not even enter your mind to go to Seville... they are definitely undergoing a pestilence down there.
"The thought [should] not even enter your mind to go to Seville, whatever may be the need, for they are definitely undergoing a pestilence down there"
This is what the birth of John the Baptist announces: just as from the womb of Elizabeth a creature is born, the Lord can bring forth life from a story of darkness and death.
On the 22 June 1948, about fifty British soldiers... assembled on the esplanade in front of the Statue of Our Lady of Chile
As I return from my pilgrimage to Lisieux, allow me also to invoke the little Carmelite, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, who has many close ties with Vietnam