A Discalced Carmelite nun of Ragusa, Sicily, she was mistress of novices and prioress until her death on June 12, 1949. She was beatified by Pope Saint John Paul II in 2004.
From her writings:
To contemplate with deep faith our Beloved in the Blessed Sacrament, to live with Him Who comes to us every day, to remain with Him in the depths of our hearts, this is our life! The more intense this intimate life is, the more we will be Carmelites and make progress in perfection. This contact, this union with Jesus is everything: what fruits of virtue will come from it! You must have this experience: to live with Jesus and to live by His virtues is to listen to His beautiful voice, to His most loving wish, and immediately to obey it, to quickly please Him. Our eyes close, longing to find Him again, to contemplate Him in the depths of our hearts: is this not the reason why He gives us Holy Communion in the morning? Is it not the attraction for Him that remains in the Blessed Sacrament, where He lives? I do not know how to separate the ciborium that remains in the Tabernacles from the ciborium in hour hearts. Oh how many times, even though we are in the choir, before His sacred presence, at times exposed, we experience the great need to go deeply within ourselves, and there rediscover and remain with our Jesus!
What mystery of love is this intimacy with our Beloved! I reflect on this sometimes with emotion and give praise to Him Who is Love. And with tears I contemplate this intimacy. Everything here on this earth is nothing for us, withdrawn as we are, far from Him Who loved us so much. Our eyes no longer see anything, and even though we close them again to lose ourselves from the same sacred environment, we close them anxious to find Him again, to see Jesus! The most delightful Mystery of Love! He allows Himself to be found by the heart that searches for HIm, by the soul that knows how to do without many things for love of Him.
To be close to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, like the Saints in Heaven, is what we must do, according to our Holy Mother Saint Teresa. Seven times a day we come together around the throne of our good God, the sacred Tabernacle, reciting the divine praises; oh how much faith merits such lofty activity, what dying to self! May adoration and love accompany and beautify everything!
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