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Novena to St. Teresa of Avila

Hello everybody! As you all know, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila is coming up on October 15th. St. Teresa is the Foundress – the “Holy Mother” – of the Discalced Carmelite Order. She is a great saint, Mystic … Continue reading

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Ave Crux, Spes Unica – Hail Cross, Only Hope!

Hello everyone, Happy feast day, especially to all Carmelites! Today we celebrate the feast of the great Carmelite sister and martyr, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (also known by her birth name, Edith Stein). Edith was a brilliant woman … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on St. Teresa of Avila (Day 3)

 Hello everybody; happy feast day! Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus (St. Teresa of Avila) –  personally, my favorite saint. St. Teresa was a mystic, Spouse of Christ, Reformer of the Order of Carmel and the … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on St. Teresa of Avila (Day 2)

Hello everyone. Today, I will be posting “Day 2” in my mini-three-day retreat on St. Teresa of Avila. Today’s Theme: “ Persevere in Prayer” Those who do not receive these consolations may feel a despondency that is uncalled for, since … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on St. Teresa of Avila (Day 1)

Hello everyone! As you all know, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila is just three days away. The Discalced Carmelite Friars at Holy Hill have a long-standing tradition of saying a Triduum of Masses in honor of St. Teresa of Avila. … Continue reading

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Novena to St. Teresa of Avila

 Hello everybody! As you all know, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila is coming up on October 15th. St. Teresa is the Foundress – the “Holy Mother” – of the Discalced Carmelite Order. She is a great saint, Mystic … Continue reading

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“…Unless You Become As Little Children….”

  Hello everybody; happy feast day. Today, we celebrate the Memorial of the Little Flower – St. Therese of the Child Jesus. This great, Carmelite Doctor of the Church exemplified the virtues of humility and simplicity. St. Therese is a … Continue reading

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