St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross

St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross

 There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.-Saint Thomas Aquinas Picture in your imagination a recreation room in a Carmelite monastery of nuns or in a Carmelite Friary! A young Carmelite nun spots a pair of castanets on a shelf,...
Getting To The Heart of the Matter

Getting To The Heart of the Matter

How many times have you heard the expression, “GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER!”? St. John of the Cross loses no time on that one for he counsels us, ” Where there is no love, put love and you will find love.”To  better understand the place of...
Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

By: Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.When you come to the edgeof all the light you know,and are about to step offinto the darkness of the unknown,faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand onor you will be taught how to fly....
St. John of the Cross…Window Gazer

St. John of the Cross…Window Gazer

What do you see when you look out a window? As I write this looking out the second-floor window on my right the rooftops are still covered with a gleaming snow that fell a few days ago. For me the snow is an opening into the Advent season – there is an expectancy in...