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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Carmelite Habit

The Carmelite habit at the end of the 19th century.

Inherited from the clothing worn by Teresa d’Avila herself, the habit is a complex assemblage of various pieces under the robe and the scapular. Let’s remember the discomfort of feminine clothing of the well to do class from the same time period as we can see in the family albums. The working class dressed more traditionally with fabric that lasted. This was the case of the heavy woolen fabric in Carmel, in a habit without buttons held together entirely with pins for attachment.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Story of St Therese of Lisieux

"I am not dying..."



“I do not desire either suffering or death, although both are appealing to me;
it is love alone which really attracts me…
I can ask for nothing with any enthusiasm
except the perfect accomplishment of the Divine Will in my soul,
unhindered by any intrusion of created things.
I can say, with the words of our father, St. John of the Cross,
in his Spiritual Canticle,
‘I drank in the inner cellar of my Beloved, and when I went forth into the meadow
I forgot everything and lost the flock which I used to drive.
My soul has employed all its resources in His service;
now I guard no flock, nor do I have any other duties.
Now my only occupation is love.’
Or again: ‘I know love is so powerful that it can turn
whatever is good or bad in me into profit,
and it can transform my soul into Himself.”

~ St. Thérèse

St. Therese On Prayer

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” 

 – St. Therese of of Lisieux

St. Therse Quote

“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you - for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart…don’t listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love…”

— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

"The Pater Noster of Saint Teresa"

"And Lead Us Not Into Temptation,
But Deliver Us From Evil"

Taken From
"The Pater Noster of Saint Teresa"

Translated and Adapted by
Imprimatur, 1942 

St. Teresa of Avila's Quotes

 (This would be MUCH better if the picture was actually St. Teresa of Avila!  Not sure who this nun/saint? is supposed to be!)