4/01/2014

Meet our New Novices- The De La Cruz Category!

                          Sr. M. Julie Michael de la Cruz, O.Carm. & Sr. M. Pia Ignatius de la Cruz, O.Carm.

March 30th was a very special day at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse! On this Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we had every reason to be glad and to rejoice, because God bestowed on our Community the grace of welcoming our two new Novices- Sr. M. Pia Ignatius de la Cruz, O.Carm. and Sr. M. Julie Michael de la Cruz, O.Carm.!  It is very appropriate during this holy season when we are exhorted to keep The Cross ever in our minds, that our Novices chose for their religious title "de la Cruz" ("Of the Cross").

The science of the Cross is central in the life of Carmel.  Two of our notable Carmelite saints bore this title- Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.  Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified ("the Little Arab") also found solace in the contemplation of the Cross in her life as a Carmelite.

May Sr. M. Pia Ignatius de la Cruz and Sr. M. Julie Michael de la Cruz begin their religious life with much graces and joy as they enter deeper into their journey in Carmel!

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