Holy Spirit, inspire me; Love of God, consume me
Oh! How beautiful is this good Mother! How good she is!
O deign to place us all within thy breast!
I have found favor with this sovereign Virgin in everything I have asked of her
Père Jacques of Jesus offers this meditation on the virginity and maternity of Mary
St Albert the Lawgiver of Carmel cites the prophet Isaiah: "If you return and be quiet, you shall be saved: in silence and in hope shall your strength be."
"... to commune with God within the recesses of our soul through abandonment. There lies the key to God’s love and peace."