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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

June 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Liturgy, Liz Estler, Saints and Blesseds, Solemnity

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Solemnity Saints Peter and Paul “This day has been made holy by the passion of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul. We are, therefore, not talking about some obscure martyrs. ‘For their voice has gone forth to all the world, and to the ends of the earth their message.' These martyrs realized what they taught: they pursued justice, they confessed the truth, they died for it. “Saint... Read More

O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Prayer – [UPDATED]

O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Prayer   UPDATE: Don't miss the update note at the bottom of this page… As we mentioned earlier this year, on March 3rd, Pope Francis approved Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity for canonization. Today, a meeting of cardinals is expected to set the date for when she will be raised to the altars. Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity was a discalced Carmelite nun... Read More

Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of Mary

St Joseph's Life of Faith Presence of God – In your school, O glorious St Joseph, I desire to learn how to live by faith, guided in all things by divine Providence. MEDITATION The fundamental disposition of St Joseph’s soul was one of complete confidence and abandonment to God, which had its source in his faith. St. Matthew called him “a just man” (Matthew 1:19); now Sacred Scripture teaches that “the just man liveth... Read More

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: Sts Teresa & Therese (Part 3 of 3)

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: Sts Teresa and Therese (Part III of III) Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus Virgin and Doctor of the Church October 15th Editor's note: In part II, we looked at Saint Teresa of Avila, in particular, and the way St Teresa and St Thérèse differed from each other. Today, we'll put what we've considered in the previous posts of this series into perspective. Putting it Into Perspective Several years ago... Read More

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: Sts Teresa & Therese (Part 2 of 3)

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: Sts Teresa and Therese (Part II of III) Editor's note: In part I, we talked about the goal of every pilgrimage, our Carmelite Doctors of the Church, and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, specifically. Today we will look at Saint Teresa of Avila, in particular, and the way these Daughters of the Church differ from each other. Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus) St. Teresa of Avila cautioned her Sisters... Read More

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: Sts Teresa & Therese (Part 1 of 3)

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: Sts Teresa and Therese (Part I of III) Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus Virgin and Doctor of the Church October 1st Many of you probably have seen the 1965 film entitled The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp. The first verse of the theme song goes like this: Climb every mountain, Search high and low, Follow every highway, Every... Read More

St Maximilian Kolbe: Martyr of Charity and True Friend of Christ

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Saints and Blesseds

St. Maximilian Kolbe: Martyr of Charity and True Friend of Christ This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends . . . This I command you, to love one another. (John 15:12-13, 17) These words of Christ come during his farewell discourse to His Apostles on Holy Thursday, immediately before He embraces His Passion and Death. And... Read More

A Constellation of Saints

May 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Saints and Blesseds

There are as many saints as there are stars in the sky… The night sky in its magnificent beauty has beckoned to me ever since I was a small child. At night, especially on a summer’s night, I would slip away and sit on our front porch, or better still, I would lie on the grass and just look up at the stars. I learned to recognize one constellation from another and once in a while view an eclipse of the moon. That is why a statement... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 12 – St John of the Cross

January 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, John of the Cross, Meditations, Saints and Blesseds

Sayings of Light and Love 12 Sayings of Light and Love 12: God desires the smallest degree of purity of conscience in you more than all the works you can perform. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), a priest and Doctor of the Church, is considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, and was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, along with Saint Teresa... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 6 – St John of the Cross

January 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, John of the Cross, Meditations, Saints and Blesseds

Sayings of Light and Love Number 6 Sayings of Light and Love Number 6: A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. John of the Cross – New Advent Link More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591),  a Spanish priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of the... Read More

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