Thursday, June 7, 2012

Carmelite Saint of the Day-June 7

Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew
Carmelite Virgin
Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew

According to St. Bernard it is the person who keeps silent and says nothing when things go wrong who is really humble. It is very virtuous, he says, to keep silent when people are talking about our true faults; but more perfect when we are slighted or accused without having committed any fault or sin...

If Jesus kept silent, it was not because he hated anyone. He was simply saying to his eternal Father what he said on the cross: 'Lord, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.' What infinite love burned in that sacred heart of yours, Lord Jesus!...

Blessed silence! In it you cry out and preach to the whole world by your example. Volumes could be written about your silence, Lord!

Excerpt from the Meditations on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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