Friday, July 16th

Let us live in close union with our Beloved and be wholly given to Him as He is given to us … commune with Him all the day long, since He is living in your soul … there you have the whole of the Carmelite life, to live in Him … in everything that happens the soul sees Him whom it loves and everything leads it to Him. Cherish silence and prayer for they are the essence of our life. Ask the Queen of Carmel, our Mother, to teach you to adore Our Lord in deep recollection … pray also to our seraphic Mother, St Teresa. She loved Our Lord so … ask her to obtain for you her passionate love of souls, for the Carmelite must be apostolic.

– St. Elizabeth of the Trinity