Greetings in Jesus and Mary!
Today is the feast of All Carmelite Saints...November 14th. Tomorrow is the Feast of All Carmelite Souls! I am repeating some of the info that I posted last year for us to renew and repeat which is to focus our attention on becoming saints.....as St. Teresa of Avila said...."Let us be true friends of Jesus because He has so FEW OF THEM." If we have been called to give an intense life of Love and Prayer to God, then we better give it our best shot. We need to make up for so many who do not say..."I love You to God"......day in and day out! AND THERE ARE MILLIONS!.....FOR CENTURIES! This should encourage us to be TRUE LOVERS OF GOD!! Let us be truly obedient, self-sacrificing lovers of the One Who First Loved Us! There is so much coldness in the world and it is intensifying.....may we listen to St. John of the Cross and ...."Put love where there is no love!" Let us throughout our day be as "new" lovers who throughout their day keep their thoughts on the one they love. May we be in union with Him each minute...May we offer our every move to Him. I will post below the link from this website that has daily prayers to say....may we memorize them and say them with pure love in our hearts.
First, may we try to receive Jesus at daily Mass and if we can not go to Mass....let us offer Spiritual Communions...even many throughout our day. St. Peter Julian Eymard called Spiritual Communions...kindling for the fire. When we see the fire die down....throw kindling on the fire to keep our love for Jesus vibrant. May we be obedient to Our Blessed Mother and pray the Rosary daily....May we pray Her Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary faithfully (offer this in reparation for the religious who do not and in respect of Her love)...May we wear Her Brown Scapular faithfully and share this knowledge with others even if they reject this advice...maybe someday they will not! It can be a seed planted that Our Lady can nourish with grace!
Let us walk in Faith, Hope and Love as true friends of Jesus Christ and of His Most Holy Mother. May we live in imitation of Her as true Carmelites....always in the presence of Our Lord in His service and Love! God does not force anyone...says St. Teresa of Jesus, "but to those who follow Him, He gives them to drink in many ways, so that none may lack comfort or die of thirst!" May we fortify ourselves for the fight and help nourish others with our prayers of reparation.
"O Mary, you gave Jesus to the world in silence and retirement; unnoticed, you shared His whole life, His works, His Passion. Teach me the secret of the interior apostolate of prayer and hidden sacrifices, known to God alone....make us saints!"
Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, OCD (pray for us)
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel...pray for us!
Carmelite Saints....pray for us here on earth!!!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!