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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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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: September 2009
St. Albert of Jerusalem (c.1149-1215) Bishop & Lawgiver of Carmel September 17th Patriarch of Jerusalem and patron of the Carmelite Order. Albert was born in Parma, Italy, about 1149. He became a canon at the Holy Cross Abbey in Mortoba. … Continue reading
Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14th Early in the fourth century St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. She razed the Temple of Aphrodite, which tradition … Continue reading
Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 12th The feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary began in Spain in 1513 and in 1671 was extended to all of Spain and the Kingdom of Naples. In … Continue reading
Bl. Mary of Jesus (1560-1640) Virgin September 12th Born in 1560 at Tartanedo (Spain), she took the Discalced Carmelite habit at Toledo in 1577 and …Read More…
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Sept 8th (Picture – Sts. Joachim and Anne with Mary as a child) The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern … Continue reading
St. Teresa Margaret Redi Of the Sacred Heart (1747-1770) Virgin September 1st Also known as Anne Mary Redi, Ann Maria Redi, Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart . Anne Mary Redi was born July 15, 1747 at Arezzo in … Continue reading