Many of Jessica Powers poems have been published in various anthologies and journals. But one poem was commissioned by the Carmel of Terre Haute to accompany a special image of St. Joseph that they desired to publish as a prayer card. We hope that you enjoy her captivating verse.
Quote of the day, 3 August: Brother Lawrence
Writing to a nun, as he could to each one of us, Brother Lawrence prays for patience and strength that she may be able to suffer as long as God desires. "Find consolation in him... happy are they who suffer with him."
Quote of the day, 21 July: St. Raphael Kalinowski
At the end of his canonical visitations to the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Poland, St. Raphael Kalinowski would offer words of encouragement to each monastery: "Love is strong as death. And just as nothing can resist death, love gives strength to triumph over every challenge. Then you don’t feel pain, and if you do you welcome it. From this fire of God’s love the flame of love of neighbor arises.
Quote of the day, 13 June: St. Titus Brandsma
On 13 June 1942, Saint Titus Brandsma, chained to a Protestant pastor, was loaded onto a cattle car and transported to Dachau. As he left the platform, he said: "nothing bad can happen to me, because the Lord is with me."
Quote of the day, 30 May: Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.
Bishop Silvio José Báez mentions one of the greatest temptations of the Church: "to forget about the Holy Spirit, not to listen to the Spirit, and not to let ourselves be guided and strengthened by the Spirit."
Marie du jour 2022, 12 May: Titus Brandsma
In 1915, Titus Brandsma wrote an article that was published in the review 'Karmelrozen' that describes Saturday Marian devotions in Carmelite churches. "Simply by thinking of Mary's help," he wrote, "we feel ourselves strengthened in our weakness."
Quote of the day, 8 May: St. Albert of Jerusalem
"The Apostle would have us keep silence, for in silence he tells us to work. As the Prophet also makes known to us: Silence is the way to foster holiness. Elsewhere he says: Your strength will lie in silence and hope."
Marie du jour 2021, May 17: St. Mary of Jesus Crucified
Oh! but, the Blessed Virgin was the strong woman, the Virgin pure
Quote of the day, 4 May: St. Teresa of Avila
I see clearly that the martyrs did nothing of themselves in suffering torments
Quote of the day: 26 September
See, that's an image of me, my life is hanging on by a tiny thread.
Quote of the day: 20 July
Elijah, the prophets and conversion of heart: Elijah is the "father" of the prophets
Quote of the day: 19 July
The good spirit is born only of the Spirit of God
Quote of the day: 13 July
Prayer of Gratitude: Jesus, I thank You for the Cross
The Spirit of Truth — Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
The “Spirit of truth” whispers Jesus’ words to our hearts
Strength to serve — Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
Without the Eucharist we’d have nothing to say to the world
Quote of the day: 11 April
My steps surprised a dark Iscariot plotting in my own will
Quote of the day: 29 March
God is a good Father who neither punishes nor abandons us
St. John of the Cross Novena — Day 5
In tribulation, immediately draw near to God with trust
29 November: Blesseds Denis and Redemptus
Their example: loyal and faithful to the end
Quote of the day: 7 September
How I love our evening rendezvous;