As the soul is united to Christ, so Carmel is hidden in Mary. She is, par excellence, the contemplative soul.
Grant us grace to climb Mount Carmel and to learn that love is loss. Guide us still our ways outdistance all earth’s treasures save the cross.
Let us remember that it was Pope John XXII in the XIV century who promoted devotion to Mary under this title
... to commune with God within the recesses of our soul through abandonment. There lies the key to God’s love and peace.
How I wish I could fill you with these thoughts... so that there is nothing before you but God! Then, what peace, what joy we might experience
"Nothing whatsoever can happen except as it pleases God to allow it. And, in regard to that, I am completely at peace."
"There are none that can withstand your power: O help me and show me herein that you are my Mother."
Ambrosius of St. Arsenius, the first Carmelite to die on Mount Carmel in a letter to his General (1634), he tells how he saw the very first church in the world erected in honour of the Mother of God. Behind the altar was the cave where Elijah hid...
She extended, in visible fashion, her special protection over the Order that has always called itself her own.