Thursday, January 12, 2012

Carmelite Quote

Photo: R. Massaro-St. Luke Church Danville, Ohio
All of us who wear this holy Carmelite habit are called to prayer and contemplation. this is what we were founded for. We are descended from those holy fathers of ours on Mount Carmel, those who went in search of that treasure-the priceless pearl we are talking about--in such solitude and with such contempt for the world.

We must remember those holy fathers of ours who have gone before us, the hermits whose lives we are trying to imitate. We must remember our real founders, those holy fathers whose descendants we are. It was by way of poverty and humility, we know, that they came to the enjoyment of God...

For love of our Lord I beg them to remember how quickly everything comes to an end and what a favor the Lord has done in bringing us to this Order...We must have the holy audacity to aspire, with God's help, to be like them. The struggle will not last long, but the outcome will be eternal.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion
is to look out to the earth,
yours are the feet by which He is to go about doing good
and yours are the hands by which He is to bless us now.

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds


ollie said...

Thank you Rosemarie, that is so beautiful. Where did you find the video? You have a lovely website and it is much appreciated. Pam OCDS

Rosemarie said...

Hi, Pam! Thank you for the postive comments. It's so good to hear from another ocds. What community are you with?

I searched You Tube for the "prayer of St. Teresa."

Hope to hear from you!