Quote of the day, 25 August: St. Mary of Jesus Crucified

St. Mary of Jesus Crucified experienced a phenomenon during prayer that seems to be common to us all at one point in our lives: she would fall asleep. "Without doubt, I am not distracted, but I cannot finish my brief prayer. Even if I want to say the Hail Mary, I stop at the first words: “I salute you Mary”... and I lose myself and I fall asleep."

25 August: St. Mary of Jesus Crucified Baouardy

Saint Mary (Mariam) of Jesus Crucified was born of the Baouardy family, Catholics of the Greek Melkite Rite, at Abellin in Galilee in 1846. In 1867 Mariam entered the Discalced Carmelites at Pau in France and was sent with the founding group to the Carmel of Mangalore in India where, in 1870, she made her profession. Mariam returned to France in 1872. In 1875 she went to the Holy Land where she built a monastery in Bethlehem and began planning for another at Nazareth. Noted for her supernatural gifts, especially for humility, for her devotion to the Holy Spirit, and her great love for the Church and the Pope, Mariam died at Bethlehem in 1878.

St. Joseph Novena 2022: Introduction

"Especially during Lent try to have periods of solitude, silence, and recollection alone with Jesus in the desert. Minister to him with the angels, work for him after the example of St. Joseph in the home of Nazareth..."

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