Category Archives: Teresian Carmelite Spirituality

St. Joseph in this our end-times

+ J.M.J. Solemn Feast of St. Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin and Confessor   Of Old, Joseph was constituted by God as prince to oversee the salvation of the Hebrew people from a long period of famine – but … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of “Little Therese”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Our “Little Therese” – as she would have us call her – is held very dear even today because she, in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel, … Continue reading

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‘Born again’ Catholic

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus “Unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (from today’s Holy Gospel). That is, “not in sense,” explains St. Paul … Continue reading

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The one change necessary

+ J.M.J.   Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ – “His Face did shine as the sun: and His garments became white as snow” (from the Holy Gospel, Mt. 17.1-9). There’s only one change, one real growth and progress that … Continue reading

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To stand in the truth…

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Prophet Elias General and Father of “the Order of the Virgin” Another “proper” solemnity in the Teresian Carmel (traditional pre-Vatican II “Divino Afflato” calendar) – the others being that of the Bl. Virgin Mary of … Continue reading

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The Queen of Heaven “set in battle array”

+ J.M.J. Solemn Commemoration of the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel A Great Sign appeared in heaven, a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under Her feet, and on Her head a crown of … Continue reading

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The Queen of Heaven ‘uncrowned’

+ J.M.J. Traditional Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Her great title, “Mediatrix of All Graces” – sacrificed @ Vatican II in the name of ‘ecumenism’ (another great Vatican II travesty!). “I am the Mother of fair love, and … Continue reading

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Truth – first in the order of true Charity

+ J.M.J. The Descent of the Holy Spirit – “That the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has given Me commandments, so do I” (from the Holy Gospel, Jn. 14.23-31). “Jesus Christ,” says St. … Continue reading

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+ J.M.J. Feast of the Annunciation   “Be it done to me according to your word.” St. Therese: “Those souls are rare who don’t measure the divine power according to their narrow minds; people want exceptions… but God alone hasn’t … Continue reading

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The First Tender Call of Our Salvation

+ J.M.J. The Birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD… andTHE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US” (Jn. 1.1,14). The … Continue reading

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