The Lord gives when He desires, as He desires, and to whom He desires
Carmelite spirituality is not contemplative and apostolic. It is apostolic because it is contemplative
How do we become holy? It is here that John of the Cross makes a painful observation: I am confident that the Lord will help me explain this matter because it is extremely necessary to so many souls. Even though these souls have begun to walk along the road of virtue, and our Lord desires... Continue Reading →
The present age is deeply in need of God but too often lost
"My spirit has become dry because it forgets to feed on you." (St John of the Cross)
On 7 May 1919, Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery of the Holy Spirit in the township of Los Andes, roughly 90 kilometers from her family in the capital of Santiago, Chile. Years later, her brother Luis testified for her process of beatification and canonization: "Juanita chose the poorest... Continue Reading →
we will not reach perfection in the love of neighbor if that love doesn't rise from love of God as its root Saint Teresa of Avila The Interior Castle, Fifth Dwelling Place, Chapter 3 Copyright © 1980 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc.
Let us come now to speak of the third water by which this garden is irrigated, that is, the water flowing from a river or spring. By this means the garden is irrigated with much less labor, although some labor is required to direct the flow of the water. The Lord so desires to help... Continue Reading →