As the soul is united to Christ, so Carmel is hidden in Mary. She is, par excellence, the contemplative soul.
She extended, in visible fashion, her special protection over the Order that has always called itself her own.
There is no house where one does not wear the garment of Carmel
Carmelites have long ascribed the composition of the hymn. Flos Carmeli to St. Simon Stock
Whoever has a mind to become a leader among you must make himself servant to the rest
Simon Stock has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to Our Lady
It would be far better to have holiness under a worldly habit than a worldly heart under a holy habit
"Hail, Gate of Heaven, with glory now crowned"
Flos Carmeli, the Carmelite sequence hymn
We give thanks that our dear Lady has clothed us with the “garment of salvation.” Saint Edith Stein The Hidden Life: Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 4, p. 3) Edited by L. Gelber and Michael Linssen; translated by Waltraut Stein ICS Publications, © Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites,... Continue Reading →