Category: Meditations

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

“Legend tells of the seamless robe which the Blessed Virgin wove for Jesus; but, for us–and in reality–she has done much more. She has cooperated in obtaining the garment of our eternal salvation, the wedding garment in which we shall enter the banquet hall of heaven.” – Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Sweet Guest of the Soul

“Since the Church continues Christ’s work, she needs the same impetus which guided His soul; she needs the Holy Spirit.” -Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord

“By going before us, Jesus our Head has given us the right to follow Him there some day, and we can even say with St. Leo, ‘In the person of Christ, we have penetrated the heights of heaven’ (Roman Breviary)” – Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Solemnity of All Saints

“One thing only endures, for the humble and the great, the poor and the wealthy: the degree of love they had attained, to which corresponds the degree of glory which now renders them eternally happy.” -Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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The Real Presence

“The Eucharist makes the presence of Jesus with us a permanent one.” – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen

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The Trinity Within Us

Jesus revealed the Trinity and established ties of friendship for us with the Three Divine persons: Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Stay with Us

“The more the soul revives itself in the Resurrection of Christ, the more it feels the need of God and of heavenly truths.” – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.

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The Epiphany of the Lord

“O that all nations would acknowledge You for what You are, that all might prostrate before You, adoring You as their Lord and God!” – Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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