For Saint Teresa, Jesus is the foundation and model of humility in the spiritual life. Humility plays an important role in our interior growth in holiness, and in truthful relationships with God and others.
The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne were beatified on 27 May 1906. Now the Holy Father has granted the opening of the Process of Equipollent Canonization. We have the details from the Discalced Carmelite General Curia.
"The Apostle would have us keep silence, for in silence he tells us to work. As the Prophet also makes known to us: Silence is the way to foster holiness. Elsewhere he says: Your strength will lie in silence and hope."
An recurring theme in the writings of St. John of the Cross is his counsel on how to achieve union with God; in other words, how to become a saint. In the Ascent of Mount Carmel, he explains in concrete terms the need to conform our will to God's will and to detach our soul from all things in order to go to God.
St. Raphael of St. Joseph provides an answer to the question, "How does one become perfect and holy?"
You must use every care to clothe yourselves in God's armour so that you may be ready to withstand the enemy's ambush.
Today, holiness needs to overflow, it needs to reach everyone, permeate all walks and states of life
It would be far better to have holiness under a worldly habit
How easy it is to be a saint!