Marie du jour 2024, 30 May: Hermann Cohen
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In this episode of the Marie du Jour series, we explore the life of Servant of God Hermann Cohen, who led the first pilgrimage to Lourdes on September 20, 1858. Despite barricades and restrictions from civil authorities, he gathered hundreds of people in front of the grotto, leaving a lasting impression on St. Bernadette. Discover Cohen’s profound conversion, deep Eucharistic devotion, and impactful journey to Lourdes. Music credit: Sean Beeson I have not seen Our Lady but I experience the same sensations at the grotto that I received at my conversion. Servant of God Hermann Cohen Augustine ..read more
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Quote of the day, 30 May: Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.
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For me, the episcopal ministry has been a very special grace, the opportunity God gives me to be able to serve as a pastor to God’s people. The most difficult thing has been to fight against my egoism, my own sin, my human limitations, my imperfections, but as Saint Paul says, when we are weak, then we are strong (Cf. 2 Cor 2:10). Bishop Silvio José Báez, o.c.d. Auxiliary Bishop of Managua Titular Bishop of Zica Silvio José Báez, o.c.d. is one of nineteen living bishops who are affiliated with the Discalced Carmelite order; he is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Managua. B ..read more
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Marie du jour 2024, 29 May: Stella Maris Monastery
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In this episode of our Marie du Jour series, we reflect on the charity of the Discalced Carmelite friars and the fervent Marian devotion of refugees at Stella Maris Monastery during the 1948 conflict in Haifa. Discover a remarkable story of resilience, faith, and community amidst turmoil. Music credit: Sean Beeson During the month of May, the refugees assembled for the daily prayers in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary In 1990, the scholarly journal Teresianum published an account by noted Discalced Carmelite historian Father Elias Friedman, O.C.D. concerning the Discalced Ca ..read more
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Quote of the day, 29 May: Blessed Elia of St. Clement
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My life is love: this sweet nectar surrounds me, this merciful love penetrates me, purifies me, renews me, and I feel it consuming me. The cry of my heart is: “Love of my God, my soul searches for You alone. My soul, suffer and be quiet; love and hope; offer yourself but hide your suffering behind a smile, and always move on. I want to spend my life in deep silence, in the depths of my heart, in order to listen to the gentle voice of my sweet Jesus.” Blessed Elia of St. Clement From the Office of Readings for 29 May We are grateful to our Discalced Carmelite Friars for providing the English t ..read more
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Quote of the day, 28 May: Blessed Chiquitunga
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Jesus, my Jesus! Yes, this is your will. You see my weaknesses, my cowardice, my fears, my miseries! They cannot do it alone! Jesus into your hands I commend my vocation! Sometimes the weight of your Will is so much that I want to die! I am afraid of sacrifice and the Cross. Blessed Maria Felicia of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (Chiquitunga) Pensieri, 218 Maria Felicia 2019, Pensieri, Edizioni OCD, Roma. Featured image: Paraguayan artist Koki Ruiz created the altarpiece for Chiquitunga’s beatification Mass in Asunción from 70,000 rosaries donated worldwide. Our view is only a ..read more
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29 May: Blessed Elia of St. Clement Fracasso
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May 29 BLESSED ELIA OF SAINT CLEMENT FRACASSO Virgin Optional Memorial Blessed Elia of St. Clement was born in Bari, 17th January 1901, to deeply Christian parents. At her baptism, she was given the name Theodora, gift of God. In the brief course of her life on earth, she lived up to her name. On 8th April 1920 (then Feast of St. Albert, author of the Carmelite Rule), she entered the Carmel of St. Joseph in Bari. She received the habit on 24th November of the same year, the feast of St John of the Cross. On 8th December 1924, she wrote in her own blood her act of total and definitive offerin ..read more
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Marie du jour 2024, 27 May: St. Teresa of the Andes
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In this episode of the Marie du Jour series, we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with insights from St. Teresa of the Andes. Reflecting on her diary entry from February 22, 1919, we explore her profound meditation on living in God’s presence through purity in thought, desires, and deeds. Music credit: Sean Beeson I’m in meditation. Our Lord told me I should meditate on the purity of the Virgin. She, without saying anything to me, began to speak. I didn’t recognize her voice and asked if it was Jesus. She answered me that Our Lord was within my soul, but that she was speaking to me. She told me I ..read more
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Quote of the day, 27 May: Conrad De Meester, O.C.D.
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Throughout her stay in Carmel, Elizabeth lived with the very real threat of being expelled from France, along with her entire community. The liturgical calendar of Carmel, composed in 1905 (for the year 1906) mentions that, out of the 117 French Carmels, 38 actually were expelled. On 1 July 1901, one month before Elizabeth entered Carmel, the Waldeck-Rousseau government promulgated the law concerning associations, which was aimed primarily at religious congregations. They had to ask for legal authorization before October 3, present their financial balance sheet, and an inventory of their goods ..read more
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Marie du jour 2024, 26 May: St. Mary of Jesus Crucified
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In this episode of our Marie du Jour series, we reflect on a profound quote from Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified, taken from her unpublished notebooks. St. Mary of Jesus Crucified extols the Blessed Virgin Mary as the epitome of strength and purity, emphasizing her heart filled with Jesus and her serene exterior. Join us as we explore the inner strength that comes from a heart filled with Christ and seek to emulate the Blessed Virgin’s example in our own lives. Music credit: Sean Beeson Oh! but, the Blessed Virgin was the strong woman, the pure Virgin; Jesus filled all her heart, fire and flame ..read more
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Quote of the day, 26 May: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
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My soul loves to unite with yours in one single prayer for the Church, for the diocese. Since Our Lord dwells in our souls, His prayer belongs to us, and I wish to live in communion with it unceasingly, keeping myself like a little vase at the Source, at the Fountain of life [Rev 7:17; 21:6], so that later I can communicate it to souls by letting its floods of infinite charity overflow [cf. St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Prayer 6]. “I sanctify myself for them that they also may be sanctified in the truth” [Jn 17:19]. Let us make these words of our adored Master all our own, yes, let us sanctify ourse ..read more
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