Quote of the day, 23 August: Céline Martin

We recall the liberation of Lisieux on this date as we share a quote from Céline about her experiences during the summer of 1944: "After fifty years of eremitic life, suddenly to find myself displaced and thrown into the middle of the world, veil raised, is so savage for me, a real martyrdom..."

St. Edith Stein Novena 2022: Day Nine

For our ninth meditation in this novena, we read St. Edith Stein's letter to her prioress requesting permission to offer herself "to the Heart of Jesus as a sacrifice of propitiation for true peace." She is insistent "because it is the twelfth hour. I know that I am a nothing, but Jesus desires it." Thank you for joining us in prayer for this novena.

Quote of the day, 6 June: Carmel of Lisieux

In June 1944, Mother Agnès of Jesus was ready to sacrifice the Carmel of Lisieux to God if he wanted it. The obituary circular notice written by her nuns for the other Carmels in France testified to her valiant spirit. The nuns were terrified, while she remained calm. Read an excerpt from this circular letter.

Quote of the day, 5 May: Père Jacques

Père Jacques commented on evil during a preached retreat in the fall of 1943: "The profound problem of evil is a scandal that keeps many people far from God and drives many others away from him... Take war, for example, with its deliberate destruction of cities and its unjustifiable slaughter of the elderly and the innocent, of women and children..."

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