“Happy is the man you choose, and bring to dwell in your courts.”
– Psalm 65:5 –
Beneath the external activities, our life is one of JOY and FREEDOM of heart. God, our Father calls us to this life, He sustains our life and rewards our life with PEACE and LOVE . Our life in Carmel is one of praising and thanking Him, repaying His LOVE with our LOVE. Like St. Therese, we are "Living on Love."
“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you
to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name He may give you.”
– John 15:16 –
Our Maker knows that we are but dust. Yet He is a Father to us. Treating us with compassion, in His merciful love,
His only desire from us is the good will in our heart and the way we perfect our LOVE .
My Beloved, my weakness is extreme.
Ah, I'm far from being an angel from heaven!...
But if I fall with each passing hour,
You come to my aid, lifting me up.
At each moment you give me your grace;
I live on Love.
– St. Therese of the Child Jesus –
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him
will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”
– John 15:5 –
Nourished by our Beloved in our daily Mass, we have the grace and strength to imitate His life on earth,
in His obedience to the Father, living in poverty and chastity, a life of heaven on earth, in the vocation of LOVE .
Living on Love is living on your life,
Glorious King, delight of the elect.
You live for me, hidden in a host.
I want to hide myself for you, O Jesus!
Lovers must have solitude,
A heart-to-heart lasting night and day.
Just one glance of yours makes my beatitude.
I live on Love!...
–- St. Therese of the Child Jesus –
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”
– Luke 1:38 -
Imitating the Blessed Virgin Mary, her life and virtues, seeking her maternal protection and guidance,