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Happy Feast of All Carmelite Saints!

From St. Teresa’s Foundations (Chap. 29:33)
“. . . remember the favor our Lord has granted us in bringing us to this order” and  “How many saints we have in heaven who have worn this habit! Let us adopt the holy presumption that with the Lord’s help we will be like them.”
Have a Blessed Feast Day!
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Whether we are praying the Divine Office – the Opus Dei – or working in the kitchen among the “pots and pans”, we should regard our work, all work no matter how humble, as the work of God.
It is really the intention that is most important and what truly matters in any kind of work. To tend towards God before the act of doing the work and to give it to God, to abandon all to Him. Thus making our work an act of the will, an act of love. 
God sees the intention. 
“Well, come now, my daughters, don’t be sad when obedience draws you to involvement in exterior matters. Know that if it is in the kitchen, the Lord walks among the pots and pans helping you both interiorly and exteriorly.” (St. Teresa, The Book of Her Foundations, Chap. 5)

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