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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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Visitors by Country
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:
1. United States (All 51 states), 2. Phillipines, 3. India, 4. United Kingdom, 5. Australia, 6. Canada, 7. Chile, 8. France, 9. Ireland, 10. Italy
The Newest Country to the list - Netherlands Antilles.
A few surprising ones:
- Bahrain, Kenya, Columbia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Iran, Korea, Viet Nam, Quatar, Kuwait, Brunei Darussalam and some countries that I have never heard of.
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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Bl. Elisha of St. Clement – (1901 – 1927) Virgin Feast Day – May 29th Born in Bari, Italy on January 17, 1901 to deeply devout parents; the third of nine children, four of which died in infancy. At her … Continue reading
St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi – (1566-1607) Virgin/Mystic Feast Day – May 25th Born April 2, 1566 in Florence, she had a religious upbringing. A devout child, she received First Communion at the age of ten, and shortly afterwards vowed her … Continue reading
St. Joaquina Verunda de Mas (1783-1854) Religious Feast Day – May 22nd Joaquina was born from a noble family on April 16, 1783 in Barcelona Spain. When she was 12, she expressed a desire to become a Carmelite nun. … Continue reading
St. Simon Stock (c1165-1265) Sixth General of the Carmelite Order Feast Day – May 16th Born in approximately 1165 in Aylesford, Kent, England. Little is known of his early life. All that is certain is that he was elected the … Continue reading
St. George Preca (1889-1962) Priest, Third Order Carmelite Feast Day – May 9th Born February 12, 1880 in Valletta on the Island of Malta. He was the seventh child in a middle-class family of nine. His childhood was normal. Feeling … Continue reading
Bl. Aloysius Rabata (c1443-1490) – Priest Feast Day – May 8th Biography – Bl. Aloysius Rabata Born at Erice, near Trapani, Sicily, probably in 1443, Bl. Aloysius Rabatà entered the Order of Carmel at the Annunziata convent in Trapani at … Continue reading
St. Angelus of Jerusalem – (1185 – 1220) Priest and Martyr Feast Day – May 5th Biography – St. Angelus of Jerusalem A priest and martyr born to Jewish parents in Jerusalem. His parents converted to Christianity after a vision … Continue reading
On Sunday 1st May 2011 the Venerable Karol Wojtyła – better known as Pope John Paul II – was beatified in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In various ways Carmelites too can celebrate his life and … Continue reading
I thought I had all the April posts of the Feast Days scheduled to post automatically. Unfortunately, I did something wrong and they did not post when they should have. They are all posted below now. My apologies!!