On 21 June 1897, two great events occurred in the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: she offered a photo album to Mother Marie de Gonzague for her feast day, which contains some of the most memorable photos of Thérèse and the community. And, on the same day she wrote the landmark Letter 247 to seminarian Maurice Bellière, encouraging him in his desire to become a saint. We offer our translation of a key paragraph and explain why our translation varies from others.
Spiritual Warfare in Ukraine: An interview with Fr. Józef Kucharczyk, OCD
The Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns are not immune to the current crisis in Ukraine. On 28 February 2022, the Discalced Carmelite General Superior, Father Miguel Márquez Calle, interviewed Father Józef Kucharczyk, the Provincial Delegate in Ukraine, asking him to describe the Discalced Carmelite presence, their current experience, as well as their needs. Here is our translation of that interview.
Quote of the day, 15 February: Fr. John Clarke, o.c.d.
On the anniversary of the 'die natalis' of Father John Clarke, o.c.d., who died on this day, 15 February 1985, we recall his masterpieces of French translation from the manuscripts of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Quote of the day, 28 January: St. Edith Stein
Edith Stein produced a translation in two volumes of The Disputed Questions on Truth of St. Thomas Aquinas, but in a novel way....
Light of Christ for the Church in Chile — St. John Paul II
Light of Christ for all the Church in Chile: this is Sister Teresa of the Andes, Teresa de Jesús, a Discalced Carmelite nun and the first fruits of holiness of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America
Quote of the day: 17 November
I do not hear his voice. Nothing. Darkness.
Quote of the day: 9 November
I am reading Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity. I love her. I want to live a life of Heaven, as Elizabeth says
Quote of the day: 4 November
John of the Cross, with his own experience, invites us to trust, to let ourselves be purified by God
Quote of the day: 16 October
Read the story of how St. Elizabeth of the Trinity was originally destined to enter the Carmel of Paray-le-Monial
Quote of the day: 1 October
I asked Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus to write down what I called “her little way of trust and love”
Quote of the day: 30 September
"Oh! I would not want to suffer for a shorter time!"
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 9
Don’t think that when I’m in Heaven I’ll make your life easy
Quote of the day: 29 September
How do I die? I will never know how to die!
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 8
What do death and life mean to me? Jesus, my joy is to love you!
Quote of the day: 28 September
Earthly air is missing, when will the good Lord give me heavenly air?
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 7
My only joy on this earth is to be able to make you rejoice
Multiformis Sapientia Dei — Excerpts
The manifold Wisdom of God sometimes reveals itself more manifestly to certain beloved disciples of Christ
Quote of the day: 27 September
I like Lourdes water better, it's more pious
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 6
If sometimes I shed tears my joy is to hide them well
Quote of the day: 26 September
See, that's an image of me, my life is hanging on by a tiny thread.