On the fourth step of this ladder of love a habitual yet unwearisome suffering is engendered on account of the Beloved. As St. Augustine says: Love makes all burdensome and heavy things nearly nothing [Cf. Sermo 70, De verbis Domini in Evangelium S. Matthei, para. 3] The bride spoke of this step when, desiring to... Continue Reading →
"It always seemed to me that our Lord was keeping something for me in Carmel that I could find only there"
"The life of the desert is admirable"
One understands that only the dying of the sensory being is felt and nothing is experienced of the beginning of the new life that is concealed beneath it.
She had already known when she moved to her “Nazareth” that her aim was the “desert” of Carmel
"My spirit has become dry because it forgets to feed on you." (St John of the Cross)