Reflections on life, spirituality, religion and more by various Carmelite and Catholic authors.

For Love of God Alone

Sacred Heart stained glass windowNo one who is in love with himself is capable of loving God. The man who loves God is the one who mortifies his self-love for the sake of the immeasurable blessings of divine love. [From the treatise On Spiritual Perfection by Diadochus of Photice]

Nazareth, a Model

Holy Family stained glass windowThe Feast of the Holy Family. Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his Gospel. [From an address by Blessed Pope Paul VI]