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“In the desert we rediscover the value of what is essential for living.”
What Mother Luisita thinks the month of March is all about: St. Joseph and Hope.
The Living Flame of Love by St. John of the Cross O living flame of Love That tenderly wounds my soul in its deepest center! Since now You are not oppressive, Now perfect me if it be your will: Tear through the veil of this sweet encounter! O sweet cautery,...
February brings us the beautiful feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes…..do you know how this feast is connected with Mother Luisita?
Blessed Josepha is an especially wonderful role model because she herself lived in the secular world, and well understood its distractions and attachments. Despite these allurements, she chose to follow God’s will in all the ordinary circumstances of daily life.
On July 23rd, Mercedes, together with another sister were arrested. The two sisters endured hours of questioning, intimidation and threats, yet they refused to recant their statement that they were religious sisters, fully aware that for this, they would suffer the penalty of death.
Civil war from 1833 to 1839 in Spain brought with it disruption and widespread religious persecution. However, Francis never wavered in his commitment to his vocation, and continued with his theological studies.
In 1601, Barbara was introduced to the writings of St. Teresa of Ávila, and shortly thereafter began having mystical experiences with the saint, who told her that God wanted her to introduce Discalced Carmelite nuns in France.
Jozef’s sympathetic views toward the Poles prompted him to resign from the Russian army, and he soon actively engaged in fighting the Russians.
After studying the works of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross, Maria felt drawn to the contemplative life and joined the Carmelite monastery of El Escorial in Madrid, making her first profession in 1921.