Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Les Dialogues de Carmelites

During the French Revolution, France, the Daughter of God, was rapidly secularised. The hatred for God and His Church of the revolutionalists had led to the closing down of churches, monasteries and convents.

It was a living hell for many of the priests and religious. However, for others, it was a step closer to receiving the martyr's palm and beholding the Beatific Vision in heaven, like these Carmelites in this most touching and inspiring play, Les Dialogues des Carmelites.

How lovely, how magnificent is the Salve Regina! Our Lady of Mount Carmel must have gladly received the Carmelite souls who, clothed in the Brown Scapular, suffered martyrdom joyfully for the sake of the Holy Religion.

Queen of Martyrs, pray for us!

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