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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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As of January 30, 2011 - in just 7 months time since this counter was started:
113 different countries (174 flags) have visited here!!! I am amazed at how far reaching this site has become..
The top 10 are:
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A few surprising ones:
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Monthly Archives: August 2009
First – here’s the first Venerables Page: Ven. Giovanni (John) Dominic Lucchesi Here are the Carmelite Saints and Feast Days I’ve added so far for August. There are a few other Special days this month that will have pages up … Continue reading
Bl. Jacques Retouret Martyr of Rocheport (1746-1794) Priest and Martyr August 26th Bl. Jacques Retouret, Part of the Martyrs of Rocheport, was born at Limoges in France on September 15, 1746 to a merchant family. He was a serious young … Continue reading
Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified (1846-1878) Virgin August 25th Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified was born in Galilee, Palestine on Jan 5, 1846 of the Baouardy family. Catholics of the Greek Melchite Rite, Abellin. In 1867 she entered the Discalced … Continue reading
Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill, Michael Louis Brulard and James Gagnot – Martyrs of Rocheport – August 18th
Bl. Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill Bl. Michael Louis Brulard Bl. James Gagnot Martyrs of Rocheport (d.1794) Priests and Martyrs August 18th Part of the Martyrs of Rocheport, France – Fr. Jean-Baptiste Duverneuil (b. 1737 at Limoges) in religion Fr. Leonard; Fr. Michael-Louis … Continue reading
Bl. Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi (c.1377 – 1438) Priest August 17th Angelus was one of the first Carmelites to come to Sicily from Mount Carmel. According to trustworthy sources, he was killed by unbelievers in Licata during… Read More…
Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysious Gonzaga (1881-1936) Virgin/Martyr August 16th Blessed Maria Sagrario was born at Lillo (Toledo) on January 8, 1881. A pharmacist by trade, she was one of the first women in Spain to be admitted … Continue reading
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15th On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it… Read More…
Bl. Isidore Bakanja – (c.1885-1909) Lay Martyr August 11th Bl. Isidore Bakanja, a member of the Boangi tribe, was born in Bokendela (Congo) between 1880 and 1890. In order to survive, even as a boy, he had to work as bricklayer … Continue reading
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (1891-1942) Virgin/Martyr August 9th Edith Stein was born to a Jewish family at Breslau, Germany on October 12, 1891. Through her passionate study of philosophy she searched after truth and found it … Continue reading