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And he said to him: Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord: and behold the Lord passeth, and a great and strong wind before the Lord, over throwing the mountains, and breaking the rocks in pieces: the Lord is not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: but the Lord is not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, a fire: the Lord is not in the fire. And after the fire, a whistling of a gentle air. And when Elias heard it, he covered his face with his mantle, and coming forth, stood in the entering in of the cave, and behold a voice unto him, saying: What dost thou here, Elias? And he answered: With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts.
III Kings 19: 11-14




Today, July 17th, the Discalced Carmelites remember Bl. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions, Discalced Carmelite nuns and martyrs, of Compiegne, France. On this day in 1794, the community was executed by guillotine in Paris, at the order of the secularist French government. Each sister renewed her baptismal vows and Carmelite profession before mounting the scaffold to offer the ultimate sacrifice of her life in witness and fidelity to Christ and his Church. For a fuller account of the Martyrs of Compiegne, click here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/yimcatholic/2010/07/for-all-the-saints-the-carmelite-martyrs-of-compiegne.html
Today, July 17th, the Discalced Carmelites remember Bl. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions, Discalced Carmelite nuns and martyrs, of Compiegne, France. On this day in 1794, the community was executed by guillotine in Paris, at the order of the secularist French government. Each sister renewed her baptismal vows and Carmelite profession before mounting the scaffold to offer the ultimate sacrifice of her life in witness and fidelity to Christ and his Church. For a fuller account of the Martyrs of Compiegne, click here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/yimcatholic/2010/07/for-all-the-saints-the-carmelite-martyrs-of-compiegne.html