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!