Tħaddan il-faqar biex tkun sinjura quddiem il-Mulej(Embracing poverty to be rich infront of the Lord)
It-Tnejn, 9 ta’
Diċembru 2019: Professjoni Solenni ta’ Sr Sarah Rayan fil-Knisja ta’ Santa
Tereża ta’ Ġesù, Bormla.
The homily by Archbishop
Charles J. Scicluna
Sister Sarah Rayah of God, you have asked for three things which today’s
liturgy helps us to meditate...
In front of a
full Church, Sister Sarah Rayah, Carmelite,
professed her love to the most handsome of all men, Jesus Christ
himself! Archbishop Charles Scicluna
presided and gave a very insightful homily. A good number of Discalced
Carmelite priests and local priests concelebrated.
On December 9th,
in Saint Teresa’s Church, Cospicua, Sister Sarah made her religious profession
of the vows...
Sister Sarah Rayah (=Beloved) of God is 34 years old and she originally hails from Guam.
She joined the Carmelite Monastery of Morristown New Jersey ten years ago. Experiencing the beauty of community life and the joy of leading a prayerful life in Carmel, she will now make her solemn profession at Saint Teresa Church in Cospicua. This Church is the oldest Discalced Carmelite Church in Malta.
Two lesser known saints in Carmel. If you rae interested in reading, you may want to have a look at these two books.
The author is Fr. Timothy Tierney OCD.
The title is St. Raphael Kalinowski Apprenticed to Sainthood in
Fr. Tierney is also the author of a
great book on Ven. Hermann Cohen OCD titled A Life of Hermann Cohen
From Franz Liszt to John of the Cross.
They are quite...
Raphael Kalinowski was born to Polish parents in the city of Vilnius in 1835. Following military service, he was condemned in 1864 to ten years of forced labor in Siberia. In 1877 he became a Discalced Carmelite and was ordained a priest in 1882. He contributed greatly to the restoration of the Discalced Carmelites in Poland. His life was distinguished by zeal for Church unity and by his unflagging...
Feast Day November 13
Born 15 May 1825 in Montevarchi, Arezzo, Italy as Maria Scrilli
Died 14 November 1889 in Florence, Italy of natural causes
Venerated 20 December 2003 by Pope John Paul II
Beatified 8 October 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. Recognition celebrated by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins at the Roman Amphitheater, Fiesole, Italy
Memorial : 13 November
An unknown illness kept...