Marie du jour 2022, 22 May: St. Teresa Margaret Redi

St. Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart was heroic in her charity and compassion, especially for the sick in the infirmary of the Discalced Carmelite monastery of Florence. When one of the nuns who was mentally infirm became quite insane, St. Teresa Margaret asked to be allowed to care for the nun, although it was terrifying. The Saint would kneel and pray before a statue of the Blessed Mother every time she would need to enter the patient's locked room.

Quote of the day, 16 May: St. Edith Stein

In her article for the Augsburg Post in March 1935, St Edith Stein mentioned the origin of the brown scapular of Carmel: "the Blessed Virgin appeared to the general of the Order, Simon Stock, an Englishman, and gave him the scapular." Edith takes this piece of Carmelite tradition and firmly plants it within the Order's Marian spirituality.

Quote of the day, 15 May: Titus Brandsma

In today's Gospel, Jesus says, "as I have loved you, so you also should love one another." As a professor at Nijmegen, Titus was known to say that we must "look upon everyone with God’s eyes so that we love them as He loves them."

Marie du jour 2022, 15 May: Titus Brandsma

Titus Brandsma's love for Mary was contagious. He had learned to live "with Mary, for Mary, and in Mary", according to the teachings of Carmel's Marian spirituality and he explained this to his students, directees, and friends.

Marie du jour 2022, 9 May: St. Edith Stein

Saint Edith Stein writes, "The legend of the Order tells us that the Mother of God would have liked to remain with the hermit brothers on Mount Carmel. We can certainly understand that she felt drawn to the place where she had been venerated through the ages..."

Quote of the day, 1 May: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In the Gospel reading for Third Sunday of Easter, Jesus asks Peter, "do you love me more than these?" Saint Thérèse explains in a letter that she makes Peter's response to Jesus her one and only prayer before the Tabernacle: "My God, you know that I love You."

Quote of the day, 26 April: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In a letter written for Céline's 22nd birthday, St. Thérèse explains why God didn't create her sister to be an angel in heaven: "it is because He wants you to be an angel on earth... He wants angel-apostles, and He has created an unknown little flower, who is named Céline, with this intention in mind...."

Quote of the day, 24 April: St. John Paul II

Already in his first encyclical, John Paul II highlighted the mystery of merciful love contemplated in Christ the Redeemer: "'God is love'... This revelation of love is also described as mercy; and in man's history this revelation of love and mercy has taken a form and a name: that of Jesus Christ."

Quote of the day, 19 April: St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross offers a profound commentary on Christ's resurrection appearance to Mary Magdalene outside the tomb, when she mistook him for the gardener. "This inebriation and urgent longing of love prompted her to ask the man she thought was the gardener if he had stolen him and, if he had, to tell her where he had put him so she could take him away..."

Quote of the day, 17 April: Jessica Powers

Carmelite poet Jessica Powers contemplates the image of St. Mary Magdalen, who "ran on Easter morning, her hair wind-tumbled and her cloak awry. [...] She sought, as love so often seeks and finds, a Radiance that died or seemed to die..."

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..."

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