Feast of All the Saints of the “Order of the Virgin”
On this day, the “Queen Beauty of Carmel” manifests the choicest “plaything[s]” (our dear “Little Therese”) of Her Little Jesus. In professing their most tender and generous devotion to the Immaculata and Her Child, they prided with gratitude in being arrayed (Cant. 6.9) continually* with the ‘Apron’ of their Immaculate Mother throughout the rest of their consecrated life. Faithful to the mandate of the Rule of this Glorious Queen of the “[A]rmy”** of hermits*** (from the Magnificat Antiphon of Vespers I), “to live for Him alone in the meditation of the yoke**** of God’s law and in perfect abnegation” (the Collect of today’s Liturgy), the ‘Cloud-Foot’ (cf., 3 K. 18.44) overshadowing and enclosing them as Her choice garden (cf., Cant. 4.12) rained upon them the torrential gift of God’s Self. Therefore, we, the traditional Teresian Carmelites (the Discalced Carmelites of Catholic Resistance), sing of them:
“How glorious is the Lord,
How wonderful is our God in them
to whom was given the Beauty of Carmel!”
(from Antipon I, Office of Vespers)
* Whereas, the Novus Ordo OCDs would rather be champions of 1789 Secularization – in ‘civies’ (in the ‘habit’ of civilian or lay attire); many would not even hesitate to say that it’s embarrassing for them to wear the habit on the streets as they would be a bewilderment before the eyes of the impious!
** the Prophet Elias withstood not only King Achaz, but also the High Priest and his hierarchy for being partisans to the mainstream harlotry of halting between the true God and a false god (cf., A New [t]heology – therefore, a New [g]od why there must be a “New Rite” of worship: the Novus Ordo Missae of Bugnini-Paul VI), cf. 3 K. 18.21.
*** Teresian Carmelite solitary life (flight from the world and its distractions) was thrown out by Vatican II ‘aggiornamento;’ emphasis of primary importance is now on “community life.” A pseudo-Church must also have pseudo-Discalced Carmelites!
**** The so-called “New ‘Catholic’ [t]heology” teaches the [g]od of ‘luv’ why – in luring vocations into their den – “It’s more FUN in the Seminary/Monastery/Convent!”
May we most perfectly attain to it under the watch of the Immaculata and Her glorious ‘Army of Hermits’ who zealously and valiantly stood for the rights of the jealous God of our Fathers.
A blessed Feast to everyone!