Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew describes her experiences as Prioress in Paris in the year 1605. She tells us that four professed religious and two novices left Paris to found a new Discalced Carmelite monastery in Amiens on Pentecost. There was a Pontifical Mass and the Bishop had the head of St. John the Baptist carried in procession!
Blessed Elia of St. Clement entered the Carmel of Bari on this date in 1920. She wrote, "Lord, I've heard your voice, I'm flying to Carmel."
May the things of earth never be able to trouble my soul, and may nothing disturb my peace. Jesus, I ask you for nothing but peace...
"My God, beloved Father, with my Christ, I place my soul in your hands whenever you please. Fiat! But have mercy." A prayer written by Sr. Jeanne-Marie-Ange, OCD (13 Jan 1895 - 24 Oct 1921)
Today we dare to introduce to the world this cloistered religious who led a "life hidden with Christ in God" because she is a witness who is bursting with the joy that is rooted and grounded in love.