The beloved ‘Mystical Doctor’ and Carmelite reformer suffered trials during much of his religious life. These trials would lead him to detachment of the material in the world… bringing him closer to Christ.
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI TO THE HOLY SEE’S INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATS* Saturday, 18 March 2006 — *L’Osservatore Romano. Weekly Edition in English n. 14 p.5.
“The God who enters into history to redeem us, and through the dramatic events of Good Friday prepares the victory of Easter Sunday, is a God of mercy and forgiveness… The followers of Christ, baptized into his redeeming Death and Resurrection, must always be men and women of mercy and forgiveness.”
~ Saint John Paul II, World Day of Peace, January 2002
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–“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
–“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the […]
Perth, Australia ~ 30 November 1986
MEETING WITH THE CLERGY ~ Warsaw Cathedral, 25 May 2006
“Keep steady my steps according to thy promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.” (Psalm 119:133) ~ Didache Bible
As this challenging year comes to an end, let us look to the New Year with faith and hope. The Incarnation shows us that God truly loves us!