29 Nov First Sunday of Advent 2015
Today we begin the Season of Advent. During the next four weeks we shall share reflections from our Carmelite Saints.
From a letter of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
The holy time of Advent is here; it seems to me that it is very specially the season of interior souls, those who live unceasingly and through everything wholly “hidden with Christ in God” at the centre of themselves… I love this thought, that the life of the priest (and of the Carmelite) is an Advent that prepares for the Incarnation in souls. In one psalm,David sings that “fire goes before the Lord.” Isn’t fire love? And isn’t our mission also to prepare the way of the Lord through our union with Him whom the apostle calls a “consuming fire”? At His touch our soul will become like a flame of love spreading into all the members of the body of Christ, the Church.