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Reflections

We share with you here some of the wisdom of our Carmelite saints with photos taken in our Monastery. These will be renewed from time to time. We pray that you will find in them inspiration, strength and healing.

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baby pee wee

 

However quietly we speak, God is so near that He will hear us. We need no wings to go in search of God, but have only to find a place where we can be alone and look upon Him present within us.

St. Teresa of Avila

 

   

begonia

 

Just as the sun shines simultaneously on the tall cedars and on each little flower as though it were the only one on earth, so our Lord is occupied particularly with each of us as though there were no others. 

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 

 

 rainbow over monastery

 

Intimacy with God within me has been the lovely sun that irradiated my life, making it a foretaste of heaven.

Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity 

 

 

 bougainvillea on cloisters

 

It used to give me great delight to think of my soul as a garden and of the Lord as walking in it.

St. Teresa of Avila 

 

 

  sunset

 

Seek God in faith and love, without desiring to find satisfaction in anything, or delight, or desiring to understand anything other than what you ought to know. Faith and love are like the blind person's guides. They will lead you along a path unknown to you, to the place where God is hidden.

St. John of the Cross 


 

pink rose

 

Jesus does not look so much at the grandeur or even the difficulty of what we do as at the love we put into it.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux 

 

   Poinciana
   

Scattering a thousand graces, he passed through these groves in haste, and looking upon them as he went, left them, by his glance alone, clothed in beauty.

St. John of the Cross

 

   Way of the Cross
 

It is a great thing to have experienced what friendship and joy the Lord gives to those who walk on this road of prayer.

St. Teresa of Avila

 

   Rose
   

What love!  It is beyond understanding.  I ask myself often why all of us don’t go crazy with love for our God.

St. Teresa of los Andes

   Gum flower
 

If you have truly surrendered yourself to God abandon all care of yourself. God cares for you and will do so always.

St. Teresa

 

   view on preau
 

 Trials help very much in detaching us from this earth. They make us look higher than this world. Here below, nothing can satisfy us. We cannot enjoy a little rest except in being ready to do God's will.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux