…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Category: Carmelite saints & blesseds

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

The Latin Church observes the liturgical memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, known in history and professionally as Edith Stein. A woman of great import for us today. Stein was born a Jew and was killed at Auschwitz because she was a Jew. She was a brilliant philosopher, studying phenomenology with Husserl. One of her […]

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (in history she is known as Edith Stein). The Church honors her with the title of  Virgin and Martyr due to her vocation as a nun and one killed for belief in Christian faith. Stein was born on October 12, 1891, in Breslau, Poland. Her family was Jewish. By 1922, […]

Saint John of the Cross

Today, we mark the liturgical memorial of a magnificent saint (all saints are magnificent!), the 16th century Carmelite friar, John of the Cross. A friend posted the following on contemplation: “Contemplation is nothing less than a secret, peaceful and loving infusion from God. The road of contemplation is where God himself feeds and refreshes the […]

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, OCD, is honored on this date by Mother Church but because it is Sunday, her feast is either transferred or not commemorated in the sacred Liturgy today. She lived from 1880-1906 and beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 25, 1984. Her last words were: “I am going to Light, to […]