Quote of the day, 5 January: St. Thérèse and Benedict XVI

In a recent web exclusive column published in First Things magazine's online edition, scholar and author George Weigel recounted a conversation with Pope Benedict XVI in September 1997. At that moment, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Weigel recalls that he asked Ratzinger this point-blank question: "Why is Thérèse of Lisieux a Doctor of the Church?" We are grateful to First Things for their permission to publish excerpts of Benedict's magisterial reply.

Read more →

Quote of the day, 2 June: Père Jacques de Jésus

We share excerpts from Père Jacques' 1943 retreat conference on Hope and Abandonment: "When we sin against against hope, we effectively say to God: "I reject. You are wicked and heartless. I have no confidence whatsoever in you goodness"..." Père Jacques gives us the antidote and a beautiful prayer that is pleasing and powerful in the eyes of God.

Marie du jour 2022, 15 May: Titus Brandsma

Titus Brandsma's love for Mary was contagious. He had learned to live "with Mary, for Mary, and in Mary", according to the teachings of Carmel's Marian spirituality and he explained this to his students, directees, and friends.

Ukraine: In God’s hands

The Discalced Carmelites who remain in Ukraine look to the martyr Saint Edith Stein for inspiration and discernment because she was willing “to live and die in the hands of the Lord, as God wills and when God wills.” Father Józef Kucharczyk, OCD gives us an update and thanks us for our prayer and financial support.

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Pierced Hearts

The Real News

Midwest Mary

Everyday Life

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

Carmelo Teresa Juan

web de espiritualidad carmelitana

My Carmel

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. ~ St. Teresa of Avila

Desierto de San José de las Batuecas

Monasterio de las Batuecas Carmelitas Descalzos