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A Heart Filled with Praise?

Oh, what a great thing it is, and how consoling, to serve as an instrument for God’s glory! — Venerable Bruno Lanteri I used to wonder why God craved our adoration. The joyful denomination of compassion in the Trinity is complete: What could add to it? What could our kudo contribute? Why did it matter […]

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The Bread of Angels and a Hug from Heaven

“When you have received Him, stir up your center to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your spirit where He is present for your joy; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of […]

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The Carmelites of Compiègne: Martyrs in the Age of Enlightenment

After her election as Carmelite prioress in 1786, thirty-four-year-old Mother Teresa of St. Augustine learned of a inexplicable paper in the monastery’s archive, dated from the previous century. It recorded the strange occult dream of a partially paralyzed young woman who had lived at the Compiegne monastery for years as a compensate guest. In 1694, […]