Quote of the day, 16 June: St. Teresa of Avila

In her autobiography, St. Teresa of Avila writes about "the good that one who practices prayer possesses... I mean mental prayer—glory be to God for this good! If it were not for this good, even though I have little humility, I should not be so proud as to dare speak about mental prayer."

Quote of the day, 14 April: St. Teresa of Avila

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..."

Quote of the day, 2 April: St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

We celebrate the birth of St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi with an excerpt from the English translation of Father Fabrini's biography concerning the grace of Easter 1590. We also explore the story of the translator, Father Antonio Isoleri, pastor of the first Italian National parish in the USA, St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church in Philadelphia.

Quote of the day, 17 March: Jessica Powers

One may kneel down and make a plea with words from book or breviary... But some day, hidden by His will, if this meek child is waiting still, God will take out His mercy-key and open up felicity, where saltiest tears are given right to seas where sapphire marries light

Quote of the day, 12 March: Pope Gregory XV

The chief among Teresa’s virtues was the love of God, which our Lord Jesus Christ increased by means of many visions and revelations. She not only submitted all her exterior actions to the judgment of her superiors with the greatest humility of spirit but also all her thoughts.

Advent IV, 2021 — Blessed

When I read in the Gospel “that Mary went in haste to the hill country of Judea” to perform her loving service for her cousin Elizabeth, I imagine her passing by so beautiful, so calm and so majestic

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