November, 2018 - "Climbing the Mountain" Chapter 5: "Mary"
This is a beautiful chapter on Mary, filled with many thoughts for us to contemplate. It goes over some of the Carmelite titles for Mary - "Lady of the Place", "Elijah's Little Cloud", and "Mary the Contemplative" to name a few.
We were challenged to consider the different ways that we view our Holy Mother; and I, for one, was reminded again of how devotion to her can only bring us so much closer to her son, Jesus. Through Carmel I have begun a new relationship with her, and I thank God for this blessing!
There is a beautiful quote on page 107 from Edith Stein: "Only a few words from the Virgin Mary have come down to us in the Gospels. But these few words are like heavy grains of pure gold. When they melt in the ardour of loving meditation, they more than suffice to bathe our entire lives in a luminous golden glow."