Tag Archives: St. John of the Cross

“Light is risen to the just…”

+ J.M.J. Feast of  the Dawn of the Orient from on High (St. Lk. 1.78), “the Sun of Justice, Christ our God” (the Roman Breviary). The perfection of our Spiritual Life can not be without its “Dark Night” (St. John of … Continue reading

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Impatient Lover

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. John of the Cross Father of the Teresian Carmel “The property of love,” says our holy Father John of the Cross, “is to desire to be united, joined, and made equal and like to the … Continue reading

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“De Spiritu Sancto est!”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor …That which is conceived… is of the Holy Ghost (from today’s Holy Gospel, Mt. 1.18-21) “We don’t understand it,” says the readily posed common objection by the … Continue reading

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The “Rule” of Our Lady and the Scapular Confraternity – VI

+ J.M.J. Sixth Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel Attend to My law… – “Once we realize that God is merciful love, we go to Him with confidence. In its turn, ‘confidence,’ [says our dear “Little … Continue reading

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“Ecce, Salvator Venit!”

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday of Advent “Behold, the Savior comes!” (The Roman Breviary) In a few days, the Word of God made flesh will show Himself to the world. I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn … Continue reading

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Christian Consecration and Dedication (II)

+ JMJ Feast of St. John of the Cross Our Father, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church “…. Later,” continues St. Francis de Sales, “Our Lord carries us and does in us works altogether performed [by Him], by which I … Continue reading

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God’s Purifying Love

+ JMJ Transverberation of the Heart of St. Teresa of Jesus  “… An arrow is thrust into the deepest and most living recesses of the heart in such a way that the soul doesn’t know what has happened or what … Continue reading

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The Divine Farewell

+ JMJ Third Sunday after Easter Today’s liturgy begins to direct our thoughts toward the coming Ascension of Jesus: A little while, and now you shall not see Me… because I go to the Father… The Holy Gospel (Jn. 16.16-22) … Continue reading

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Christian Love: Love of the Cross

+ JMJ Holy Week Love unites one person to another. In the Christian life, it is charity or the supernatural love that pours forth from the Sacred Heart of Jesus into our hearts that alone can unite us fully to … Continue reading

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Ascent to the Mount of Christian Perfection

+ JMJ Feast of St. John of the Cross Co-Reformer of St. Teresa of Jesus, Father of the Discalced Friars of the Order of the Bl.Virgin Mary, Doctor of the Church Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord? … Continue reading

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