Tomorrow is the feast of a great saint of the Order of Carmel. She is known as the great reformer which she is. At her time, the Carmelites were lax and not as disciplined as in previous times. Our Lord wanted her to make reforms to bring it back to prayer and austerity for His greater glory and for the salvation of souls. Below, I have included a clip on her vision of hell. This was more of a means of inspiration for her to take on all the sufferings WHICH WERE MANY in order to achieve what God had intended for her to do in order to reform the Carmelite Order and draw souls to Him and to help Him and Our Lady win many many souls through their prayers and sufferings.
Do we need another reform???? NOW MORE THAN EVER - not just in the way of disciplines but in the way of doctrine as well. This makes it more important and more dire than in the days of St. Teresa!! We are denying the very principles that the Carmelite Order was built upon. Needless to say - this is the reason for this website. We are living in a time when it is difficult in the Novus Ordo Church to allow such a reform to happen - "we are going forward - we are modernizing - we are NOT going back."
I have met with resistance to this - "Going back to Tradition" in the Carmelite Order. I believe it will happen in time - until then -- we have to deal with the modernists and do what we can behind closed doors.
St. Teresa pray that we may have determined determination to draw close to God and unite ourselves to His Holy Will in imitation of our Blessed Mother!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel pray for us.
St. Teresa pray for us.
NOTE: This vision of hell is to help all of us endure all the sufferings in this life so that we can be with our Lord and our Lady in the next. May we strive to do the Will of God and nothing else as St. Teresa did.
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!