Carmel’s Top Ten

In about one hour I will begin my annual retreat. And so for the next eight days we will be having Grand Silence on this blog. (Translation: no new posts.) As a preparation, I thought I would make a “Top Ten” list, the most frequently quoted phrases from our Carmelite saints. No official study was conducted, so the results are pretty subjective. Be all that as it may, be assured that the fifty of us going on retreat tonight will keep you in our prayers! Now enjoy a word from our sponsors…I mean our saints!

10. God save us from sour faced saints! (St. Teresa of Jesus)

9. If you love the Crucified, nothing will be difficult for you. (Ven. Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament)

8. I came to Carmel to save souls and to pray for priests. (St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face)

7. Be what you are supposed to be: a saint. (Ven. Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament)

6. God has no need of our works, only our love. (St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face)

5. Where there is no love, put love, and there you will draw love out. (St. John of the Cross)

4. For greater things you were born. (Ven. Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament)

3. In the heart of the Church I will be love. (St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face)

2. Let nothing trouble you…All things pass, God alone suffices. (St. Teresa of Jesus)

1. In the evening of life we will be judged on love. (St. John of the Cross)

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  2. Dear Sisters,
    Have a blessed retreat.


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