How I would like for each beat of my heart to tell you of my tenderness
You, nearer to me than I to myself
Who are you, sweet light, that fills me
Prayer is the trap-door out of sin.
How all the saints remain in the shadows when we look at the Blessed Virgin’s light!
Let us lift the veil through faith
Excerpts from St. John Paul II's homily for the Mass of Canonization of St. Teresa of the Andes
How do you experience the light and darkness of God in your life?
A inspirational quote from Blessed Titus Brandsma (1881-1942)
Remembering Edith Stein's Confirmation on Candlemas, 1922
O souls, created for these grandeurs and called to them! O wretched blindness of your eyes!
"I am going to light, to love, to life"
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes, “In the light of eternity the soul sees things as they really are.”
Are you the ray That flashes down from the eternal Judge’s throne And breaks into the night of the soul That had never known itself? Holy Spirit—ray that penetrates everything! Saint Edith Stein Holy Spirit—ray that penetrates everything! The Hidden Life: Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 4 ICS Publications,... Continue Reading →
Divine virginity has a characteristic aversion to sin as the contrary of divine holiness. However, this aversion to sin gives rise to an indomitable love for sinners. Christ has come to tear sinners away from sin and to restore the divine image in defiled souls. He comes as the child of sin—his genealogy and... Continue Reading →