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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: July 2009
St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde – (1874-1936) Priest and Martyr July 28th Born December 3rd, 1874 at Linares, Spain and raised in a pious family, he felt an early call to the priesthood. He entered the seminary in Jaen in 1889, … Continue reading
Bl. John Soreth – (1394-1471) Priest July 28th John Soreth was born near Caen in Normandy in 1394 and entered the Carmelite house there as a young man. Ordained priest around 1417, he became a doctor of theology in Paris … Continue reading
Bl. Titus Brandsma – (1881-1942) Priest and Martyr July 27th Born in the Frisian city of Bolsward (The Netherlands), February 23rd in 1881, Bl. Titus Brandsma joined the Carmelites while still young and was ordained priest in 1905. He undertook … Continue reading
Well, we’re on a roll this month. I actually got these done early for once. Here are the Carmelite Saints and Feast Days for August. AUGUST New – Updated 07/25/09 August 7th – St. Albert of Trapani – (c.1250-1306) … Continue reading
Sts. Joachim and Anne Parents of the Virgin Mary & Protectors of our Order July 26th An old tradition going back to the second century gives these names to the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The veneration of St … Continue reading
Bls. Maria Pilar, Teresa and Maria Angeles – (d. 1936) (Martyrs of Guadalajara, Spain) Virgins & Martyrs July 24th Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of Guadalajara, Spain, were executed for the faith on July 24th 1936, during the opression … Continue reading
Bl. Maria Mercedes Prat – (1880-1936) Virgin and Martyr July 24th Mercedes Prat was born on March 6th, 1880, in Barcelona. From her childhood she gave herself completely to God, whom she received every day in Communion. She displayed a … Continue reading
Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace July 23rd This feast concludes the octave of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. We honor Mary as Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace since she is the Mother of the Son … Continue reading
St. Elijah Prophet July 20th The prophet Elijah appears in Scripture as a man of God who lived always in his presence and fought zealously for the worship of the one true God. He defended… Read More .
I ran across this last night, sorry I didn’t post this sooner! July 3, 1009 Promulgation of the Decree of the Congregation for Causes of Saints concerning the miracle attributed to Venerable Angelo Paoli This morning, 3rd July 2009, the Holy … Continue reading