Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carmelite Quote

St. Therese of the Child Jesus:

Ah! What peace floods the soul when she rises above natural feelings. No, there is no joy comparable to that which the truly poor in spirit experience. If such a one asks for something with detachment, and if this thing is not only refused but one tries to take away what one already has, the poor in spirit follow Jesus' counsel: "If anyone take away your coat, let go your cloak also."

To give up one's cloak is, it seems to me, renouncing one's ultimate rights; it is considering oneself as the servant and the slave of others. When one has left his cloak, it is much easier to walk, to run...

Visit the Carmelite Monastery of San Antonio, Texas

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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