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 2019 is for the following intentions:
For the intentions of and holiness of Pope Francis
For the protection and elevation of faithful Laity, Religious, Priests, Bish...
Flower of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.
Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel's children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.
These first stanzas of the Flos Carmeli speak to the deep devotion Carmelites have to Mary under the title "Our Lady of Mount Carmel." Apost...
"Would that I could persuade spiritual persons that the way of God consists not in the multiplicity of meditations, ways of devotion or sweetness, though these may be necessary for beginners, but in one necessary thing only, in knowing how to deny themselves in earnest, inwardly and outwardly, giving themselves up to suffer for Christ’s sake, and annihilating themselves utterly. He w...