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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: November 2010
Bl. Denis of the Nativity (1600-1638) Bl. Redemptus of the Cross (c.1598-1638) Martyrs November 29th Peter Berthelot was born at Honfleur (Calvados, France) on Dec. 12, 1600, and as a young man went to sea, visiting Spain, England and America. … Continue reading
St. Raphael Kalinowski (1835-1907) Priest November 19th Raphael Kalinowski was born to polish parents in the city of Vilnius in 1835. Following military service, he was condemned in 1864 to ten years of forced labor in Siberia. In 1877 he … Continue reading
All Carmelite Souls of the Order November 15th On this day the Order remembers in prayer all the members of the Carmelite Family who have died. Eternal rest Grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. … Continue reading
November 14th All Carmelite Saints of the Order Today, we celebrate all the Saints of the Carmelite Order.
Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906) Virgin November 8th Elizabeth Catez was born July 18th 1880 in Campo d’Avor near Bourges, France, and was baptized four days later. In 1887, her family moved to Dijon where her father died … Continue reading
Bl. Francis Palau y Quer (1811-1872) Priest March 20th (O.Carm Memorial) November 7th (OCD Memorial) Born in Aytona, Lerida, on December 29, 1811, Blessed Francis Palau y Quer entered the Carmelite Order in 1832 and was ordained priest in 1836. … Continue reading
Bl. Josepha Naval Girbes (1820-1893) Virgin November 6th Born December 11th, 1820 at Algemesi in the Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain. As a very young woman she consecrated herself to the Lord by a perpetual vow of chastity. Josepha’s life was … Continue reading
St. Friar Nuno de Santa Maria Alvares Pereira – Religious – 1360-1431 Feast Day – November 6th (moved from April 1st) One of 26 children, Nuño Álvares Pereira was born on the feast of the birth of John the Baptist … Continue reading
Bl. Frances d’Amboise (1427-1485) Religious November 5th Born May 29th, 1427 in the castle of Thouars. She was the daughter of the rich noble Louis d’Amboise, prince of Talmont and Viscount of Thouars. To escape from the violence of the … Continue reading
November 5th – Bl. Frances d’Amboise – (1427-1485) – Religious November 6th – St. Nuño Alvares Pereira – (1360-1431) – Religious November 6th – Bl. Josepha Navál Girbes – (1820-1893) – Virgin November 7th (OCD Memorial) – Bl. Francis Palau y Quer … Continue reading