What gives God joy? St. John of the Cross explains that he rejoices to find "the humility and the nakedness of our heart and in our contempt of worldly things for love of him." Not with sour faces, but with the joy that it gives him.
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..."
2022 Online Lenten Retreat: “Let’s get started!”
Throughout the weeks of Lent, Saint Luke and the Carmelite saints will introduce us to the mystery of Divine Mercy in preparation for the great Easter feast. In Week Three, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection says that God in his mercy lets us make up for lost time so that we can return to him in trust and abandonment. "He is always ready to receive us lovingly."
2022 Online Lenten Retreat: Drawn to Prayer
Throughout the weeks of Lent, Saint Luke and the Carmelite saints will introduce us to the mystery of Divine Mercy in preparation for the great Easter feast. In Week Two, St. John of the Cross invites us to move from despair to joy and to rely on God’s mercy.
2022 Online Lenten Retreat: Never without the Holy Spirit!
Throughout the weeks of Lent, Saint Luke and the Carmelite saints will introduce us to the mystery of Divine Mercy in preparation for the great Easter feast. In Week One, St. Teresa of Avila testifies to the reality of mercy and shows us the way to fall in love with God: to desire his mercy more and more.
We are loved — Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
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.
Quote of the day, 9 August: St. John Paul II
For the love of God and man, once again I raise an anguished cry: May such criminal deeds never be repeated against any ethnic group, against any race, in any corner of this world!
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena – Day 5
And then when evening comes... again let us sleep in Love.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena – Day 4
I am keeping a rendezvous with you in the Furnace of love
Quote of the day: 20 October
There is a Being who is Love and who wishes us to live in communion with Him
Quote of the day: 1 September
Love desires nothing but love
Forgetful love: the Augustinian side of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Love, forgetful of its own dignity, is eager to raise and magnify the beloved
Quote of the day: 26 August
A visible sensory image of the glowing love that pierced her heart
Quote of the day: 25 August
Your love, Lord, and the hatred of sin
Prayer to the Holy Spirit — St. Mary of Jesus Crucified
Holy Spirit, inspire me; Love of God, consume me
The cry of my heart
This sweet nectar surrounds me, this merciful love penetrates me
Quote of the day: 22 May
The more we love God, the more we shall long to love him
22 May: St. Joachina de Vedruna
Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity of Vedruna
Quote of the day: 11 May
To believe means to trust, first of all
Lo único que vence al mal y puede arrancarlo de raíz es el amor