Thou dost anoint mine head with oil, and my cup runneth over

One of St. John of the Cross' oft-quoted and misquoted sayings

"If I love God, I love what He is: life, compassion, forgiveness, beauty. If I love God, I fight for respect for human rights, for freedom, and for justice."

what I wanted to do was not a good mortification (what was better, poverty or charity?); that since love was the better, I shouldn’t renounce anything that awakened my love

Sister Monica Astorga Cremona, O.C.D. could not turn a deaf ear to a prostitute who asked for her spiritual counsel on a very hot day; instead, Sr. Monica listened, and the prostitute brought friends...

St. Edith Stein provides a definition of what it means to seek God, in God

St. Edith Stein Novena – Day 3

In dryness and emptiness the soul becomes humble. The earlier arrogance disappears when one no longer finds in oneself anything that would give reason to look down on others; instead, others now appear to one to be more perfect...

Lady of the mystic mountain, where the Lord has set His throne, grant us grace to climb Mount Carmel..."

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