"To whom much has been given," Jesus says, "much will be required". Maria Teresa knew this.
The Carmelite must ascend the Tabor of Carmel and be clothed with the garments of penance that will make her more like Jesus.
She had already known when she moved to her 'Nazareth' that her aim was the 'desert' of Carmel. But she had to await the Lord’s hour.
Approaching confession from the abyss of her misery, she casts off everything, desiring to preserve in herself only the image of God according to which she was created
My tearful eyes began to fix themselves on a picture of the Sacred Heart, and I heard a very sweet voice say to me...
The image of the Mother of God demonstrates the basic spiritual attitude which corresponds to woman’s natural vocation