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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 2011
St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde – (1874-1936) – Priest and Martyr 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, then … Continue reading
Bl. John Soreth – (1394-1471) – Priest 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 in … Continue reading
Bl. Titus Brandsma – (1881-1942) – Priest and Martyr 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… more… .
Sts. Joachim and Anne – Parents of the Virgin Mary and Protectors of our Order An old tradition going back to the second century gives these names to the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The veneration of St Anne dates … 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
Bls. Maria Pilar, Teresa and Maria Angeles (Martyrs of Guadalajara Spain) (d.1936) – Virgins Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of Guadalajara, Spain, were executed for the faith on July 24th 1936, during the opression of the Church in Mexico… … Continue reading
St. Elijah – Prophet The prophet Elijah originated from Tishbe in Transjordania. He lived in the ninth century before Christ. He appears in Scripture as a man of God who… more… .
Bls. Teresa of St Augustine and Companions (Martyrs of Compiegne) (d.1794) – Virgins and Martyrs As the French Revolution entered its worst days, a community of sixteen Discalced Carmelites from the Monastery of the Incarnation in Compiegne, France offered themselves as … Continue reading
Solemn Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel The feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel is the principal feast of the order. It was first celebrated… more… .