Novena to St. Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus of Liguori - Doctor of the Church
To be prayed by the Apostoli Viae community beginning on October 7th and ending on October 15th, the Feast of St. Teresa. Our prayer in 2021 is for the following intentions:
For a deep and holy commitment to daily mental prayer among the members of Apostoli Viae and the Church that we all might come to...
Quis ut Deus?
Deus vim Meum Est.
For centuries, September 29th was celebrated as Michelmas—the Feast of St Michael the Archangel. After Vatican II, the Church decided that it was right and just to honor all three of the Archangels who make special appearances in the Bible: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
Despite the fact that these messengers, entrusted wit...
"In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing. It was very far away and Digory found it hard to decide from what direction it was coming. Sometimes it seemed to come from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them. Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. Th...
Tomorrow, Discalced Carmelites and the community of Apostoli Viae celebrate the feast of the Transverberation (or Transpierecing of the Heart) of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin, Doctor, and Reformer of the Carmelite Order. The transverberation is a mystical grace wherein the Saint’s heart was pierced with a “dart of love” by an angel. St. John of the Cross writes that “It w...
If I have not been in pain, He has not relieved me
If I have not been sad, He has not lifted my heart to heaven
If I have not been reviled, He has not comforted me
If I have not been abandoned, He has not come to me
If I have not been broken, He has not healed me
If I have not been lost, He has not shown me the way
If I have not been in sin, He has not redeemed me
If I have...
Hallelujah – He is Risen!
It is humorous and a bit troubling that you received a post this morning entitled, “Wicked Discernment.” On top of that, I did attempt to resurrect a post on Easter that failed (no pun intended). The technology was smarter than me. As I was thinking about it though, it occurred to me that maybe this was an Easter message. It certainly is providenti...