On November 14, Carmel celebrates the feast of all its saints, of those who are in PARADISE and of those who are on earth. They have lived the Carmelite spirituality that contemplates Elijah the prophet, who fixes…
We are in Advent season.
Advent (adventus in Latin) is the arrival, the advent of an important person.
Spontaneously, the thought is focused on the advent of the Word made flesh, on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
“Life was made manifest” (1 Jn 1:2). In these words, the Apostle John sums up the mystery of the Incarnation.
“Let us adore the Lord who made us” (P.94)”
“May the whole earth worship him” (Ps.66)
…. a way of community holiness.
The feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the temple, the feast of the meeting is also the World Day of Thanksgiving for the gift of Consecrated Life. It was instituted by Saint John Paul II on January 6, 1997, as the fruit of the Synod of Bishops on Consecrated Life and the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation “Vita Consecrata”, the previous year.
Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten journey, a 40-day journey towards Easter, towards the heart of the liturgical year and of faith.
We are coming to Easter this year with discreet joy, carrying in the heart the suffering and death of so many people caused by the pandemic; but, going deep, this is precisely what opens a door for us to cross the threshold of Holy Easter night, night of light, night of liberation and life.
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit” (1 Cor 12:4), as the Apostle Paul writes to the Corinthians. He continues: “There are different forms of service, but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone” (vv. 5-6).
Letter from the Father General on the first centenary of the death of St. Teresa of the Andes (12th April, 2020)
The life of Blessed Teresa cries out continually from within her cloister: “God alone suffices!”