On the feast day of the male religious who died in the Spanish Revolution in the 1930s, we recall St Teresa's counsel from the Way of Perfection: "It is clear that if someone is a true religious or a true person of prayer and aims to enjoy the delights of God, he must not turn his back upon the desire to die for God and suffer martyrdom."
This indwelling of God in the soul of the just explains to us the extraordinary deeds in the lives of the saints
My soul was united very profoundly, I assure you, to the divine joys which flooded yours in those two great days of your ordination and first Mass [28–29 May 1904]. I would have wished that this brief note, which tells you of my entire union with you, might have reached you sooner; that wasn't possible... Continue Reading →
Love of my God, my soul searches for You alone
Let thy blade cut, completing all my offering!
Give yourself to God!
It's the least we can do.
Discalced Carmelite martyr of the Spanish Civil war who was executed on 15th August 1936. "Blessed be he who arranges everything for our good! In possessing him, we possess everything."