St. Teresa of the Andes had a lively devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In this prayer from 1917, she writes, "may your Heart be my refuge, my hope, my consolation, my solitude."
"No one has penetrated the depths of the mystery of Christ," St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes, "except the Blessed Virgin. This is the unspeakable 'secret' that she kept in mind and pondered in her heart..."
St. Mary of Jesus Crucified, whose life had been saved through a miraculous intervention of the Blessed Virgin after her throat was slit and she was left for dead, always considered herself to be an orphaned child who was adopted by the Virgin Mary.
Father Paul-Marie of the Cross explains the meaning of the Marian title, "Beauty of Carmel." For Carmelites, Mary is the brightness of eternal light...
The Servant of God Père Jacques de Jésus offers a reflection on John 19:27, "This is your mother". Père Jacques writes, "While the other apostles traveled across the then known world on their missionary journeys, John’s unique apostolate was to remain close to the Virgin Mary, whom Christ had entrusted to him."
For the birthday of a novice, Sr. Martha of Jesus, St. Thérèse wrote a poem on 16 July 1894. It reads, in part: "Close to you, O my loving Mother! I've found rest for my heart..."
Do not be very stiff or very lenient towards your children. Too much affection will make them proud. Excessive stiffness, anger, and punishment will make them desperate, dejected, and even unashamed.
At Cana, seeing the married couple's anxiety which they cannot hide, for they have run out of wine, in your concern you tell the Savior, hoping for the help of his divine power.
She positively believed that the good Lord couldn't do anything to her if she was in her mother's arms
Who would not cry in your arms without instantly receiving your immaculate kiss of love and comfort?
Her Name causes past memories to be taken away and deeply touches the intimate feelings of our soul.