Quote of the day, 3 September: Hermann Cohen

Preaching in 1864 in Malines, Belgium on Catholicism in England, the Servant of God Hermann Cohen boldly spoke out against the so-called "progress" of the secularization he witnessed in England. "The great obstacle to progress is that the Master has been excluded from all Laws, Constitutions, and Governments..."

Quote of the day 31 August: Sr. Geneviève, OCD

The notorious criminal, Henri Pranzini was executed on this date, 31 August 1877; St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus called Pranzini "her child". Today we read an excerpt from Céline's testimony at the Diocesan Process of Beatification, where she describes Thérèse's zeal for the salvation of Pranzini's soul.

Through the Narrow Door — Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.

Bishop Silvio José Báez, o.c.d. reflects on Jesus's teaching about entering through the "narrow door". The Bishop reminds us that "it's necessary to make a daily effort to go through "the narrow door", which is nothing other than to shape our lives and orient our hearts to love with a love like that of the Father in Heaven."

Quote of the day, 3 July: Blessed Chiquitunga

Blessed Chiquitunga led an active apostolic life in Paraguay's Catholic Action movement prior to entering Carmel. In this prayer, she pleads with God: "let this ardor of my heart change into an intense life of union with You, beloved Master, of intense apostolate for Your glory..."

Marie du jour 2022, 16 May: Jessica Powers

It is hardly surprising to learn that the poet Jessica Powers was a great hymn writer, too. One of the hymns that she wrote for the Carmelite liturgies appears on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In it, she mentions the gift of the scapular.

2022 Online Lenten Retreat: Drawn to Prayer

Throughout the weeks of Lent, Saint Luke and the Carmelite saints will introduce us to the mystery of Divine Mercy in preparation for the great Easter feast. In Week Two, St. John of the Cross invites us to move from despair to joy and to rely on God’s mercy.

2022 Online Lenten Retreat: Never without the Holy Spirit!

Throughout the weeks of Lent, Saint Luke and the Carmelite saints will introduce us to the mystery of Divine Mercy in preparation for the great Easter feast. In Week One, St. Teresa of Avila testifies to the reality of mercy and shows us the way to fall in love with God: to desire his mercy more and more.

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