Lord, God of our fathers, you brought Saint Teresa Benedicta to the fullness of the science of the cross at the hour of her martyrdom. Fill us with that same knowledge; and, through her intercession, allow us always to seek after you, the supreme truth, and to remain faithful until death to the covenant of love ratified in the blood of your Son for the salvation of all men and women. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”
Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B.
Being pro-life means so much more than being against abortion. It means standing up for life at all its stages.
July 16 is the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is fitting that July 17 is the feast of the Martyrs of Compiègne. During the French Revolution, 16 Carmelite sisters were maryred for continuing their devotional practices despite the vicious anti-Catholic and anti-Christian sentiment animating the Revolution. Sentenced to death, the martyrs sang Veni, Creator Spiritus as each was led to the guillotine.
They were were faithful unto death, and have received the crown of life (Rev. 2:10). The
Martyrs of Compiègne were beatified by Pope St. Pius X in 1906.
Martyrs of Compiègne, pray for us
and pray for all Christians who are persecuted for their faith.
Best friend:wow! think about it. Nuns are really awesome. Like, being so devoted to something, willing to give up all of their life and devote themselves to Christianity, upholding a set of morals and-
Me:shut up, Katie, I'm trying to look at a picture of Gerard grabbing frank's ass
a nun lights a candle in the cave chapel of st. thekla’s monastery, ma'loula, syria
st. thekla was a disciple of st. paul and retired here at the end of her long life spent preaching the gospel. in the orthodox church she is honoured as the first woman martyr and equal to the apostles