St. Teresa begins her commentary on the Song of Songs by mentioning a homily from one Holy Thursday: "I recall hearing a priest who was a religious preach a very admirable sermon, most of which was an explanation of those loving delights with which the bride communed with God... He was speaking about love since the sermon was on Maundy Thursday when one shouldn't be speaking of anything else..."
Bishop Silvio José Báez says that when we make room for God's love and trust him, the impossible begins to become a reality.
"When I love, it is forever. A Carmelite never forgets. From her little cell she accompanies the souls she has loved in the world."
We have translated an excerpt from St. John Paul II's homily at the beatification of Josefa Naval Girbés in 1988, where he praises her heroic virtues and her status as a lay woman in the local church.
From the hand of Teresa of Jesus, Henry de Ossó understands that love for Christ has to be the center of his work: a love of Christ that captivates and attracts people, winning them to the Gospel.
He loves each one of us as we are and he invites us to welcome him without fear—he only asks us to trust him. He came to be our brother and to fill our lives with happiness and meaning.
For Teresa of the Andes, "God is infinite joy. This is the new hymn of Christian love that rises spontaneously from the soul of this young Chilean girl."
Mary was always "full of grace," the "all beautiful." What is the secret behind the beauty of Mary's life? The Virgin Mary was the transparency of God.
Today we dare to introduce to the world this cloistered religious who led a "life hidden with Christ in God" because she is a witness who is bursting with the joy that is rooted and grounded in love.
Today we dare to introduce to the world this cloistered nun who lived a "life hidden in Christ with God" because she is a shining witness of the joy of being rooted and grounded in love.
St. Teresa of Jesus said: “The Lord doesn't look so much at the greatness of our works as at the love with which they are done.”
Jesus wants to eradicate three deadly verbs from our daily life: to have, to ascend, and to command; and in their place he proposes that we should cultivate these three life-giving verbs: to give, to descend, and to serve.
She found the strength not to betray priests and friends of the community, facing death with integrity
Light of Christ for all the Church in Chile: this is Sister Teresa of the Andes, Teresa de Jesús, a Discalced Carmelite nun and the first fruits of holiness of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America
When Jesus speaks, it's obvious that something different. When Jesus comes forward to speak in the synagogue he doesn’t simply comment on what has been said in the past
https://flic.kr/p/9SWcaA Photographer John Piazza writes, "Summer 2002, Rome. If you see this photo anywhere else, know that I took it. Rollei 35, Kodak Tri-X" (©John Piazza, all rights reserved) This homily was preached at the funeral of Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD on January 21, 2021, at Holy Hill Basilica by Fr. Michael Berry, OCD, Provincial.... Continue Reading →
St Maravillas of Jesus was motivated by a heroic faith that shaped her response to an austere vocation