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From: The Book of the First Monks; Felip Rebot O.Carm – 13th century~~~~~ The goal of this life is two-fold. One part we acquire with the help of divine grace, through our efforts and vituous works. This is to offer God a pure heart, free from all stain of actual sin. We do this when we are perfect and in Cherith, that is hidden in that charity of which the Wise Man says: “Charity covers all sins.” [Prov. 10:12]. God desired Elijah to advance thus far when he said to him “Hide yourself by the brook Cherith” [1 Kg. 17: 3-4]. ~~~~~ The other part of the goal of this life is granted us as the free gift of God: namely, to taste somewhat in the heart and to experience in the soul, not only after death, but even in this mortal life, the intensity of the divine presence and the sweetness of the glory of heaven. This is to drink of the torrent of the love of God. God promised it to Elijah in the words “You shall drink from the brook.”
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Monthly Archives: December 2008
I ran across this quote tonight in the first few pages (the Biographical Sketch) of ‘The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross” – translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. It is actually a quote from the … Continue reading
Here’s the new pages for the Carmelite Saints whose Feast Days fall in January. You can get to them from the main Carmelite Feast Days page or Individually: January 3rd – Bl. Kuriakos Elias Chavara (1805-1871) January 8th – St. Peter … Continue reading
Not much time lately to do any writing. Today, I’m finishing up the newsletter I publish for my Third Order Carmelite community. If I don’t finish it today, I’ll never get them printed in time for our meeting next week. … Continue reading
Today is the Feast Day of Bl. Mary of the Angels – Carmelite Nun – 1661-1717 Born: Mary Fontanella in 1661 at Baldinero, Italy Died: December 16, 1717 of natural causes Beatified: 1865 by Pope Pius IX Canonized: pending Born … Continue reading
Today is the Feast Day of St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS December 14th Born Juan de Yepes Alvarez on June 24, 1542 in Fontiveros in Old Castile Spain, twenty-four miles north of Avila. He … Continue reading