What it takes to become a Carmelite Saint

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Feast of All the Saints of Carmel

… By their examples and merits, [may we] live for Christ Crucified alone in meditation of the yoke of His law and in perfect abnegation… (taken from the Collect)

My son, give me your [whole] heart: and let thy eyes keep My ways: if anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me (Pr. 23.26; Mt. 16.24).

But the generously staunch heart of a Teresian Carmelite, beating after the Heart of the Immaculate Mother and Queen of Carmel, would not be content to take up his cross and merely follow the Beloved after – “Be always ready to take the place of the Beloved!” (St. Teresa of Jesus).

A blessed Feast to everyone!

See also: “Decor Carmeli” (The Beauty of Carmel)Teresian Carmelite Vocation Discernment – I: The Queenship of Mary, and The (Traditional) Teresian Carmel. Related: The Measure of Loving God 

 

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About Ignis Dei

The Teresian Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - the (traditional) Discalced Carmelites of Catholic Resistance who adhere to the true God Whom generations of holy Catholics throughout the ages past have known, loved, served, and worshipped only in the Traditional Latin Mass - "the NORM [of the Roman Rite] IN PERPETUITY" (Pope St. Pius V, "Quo Primum") and upon which is built the Traditional Catholic Order constituted by God and ruled by the Sovereign Roman Pontiff "for obedience to the Faith" (Rom. 1.5). On our position, see our blogposts "Our 'Great Reversal'" and "The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II 'Catholicism'."
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