An apostolate of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites community of Our Mother of Good Counsel in Dayton, Ohio.
Carmelite Conversations
Aug. 25, 2019

Short Take on St. Mary of Jesus Crucified, the Little Arab

Recently canonized, St. Mary of Jesus Crucified is a Discalced Carmelite nun and mystic who received incredible supernatural charismatic gifts from God for the Church.  She is like the “Padre Pio” of the Carmelite world.  This conversation touches briefl...


Recently canonized, St. Mary of Jesus Crucified is a Discalced Carmelite nun and mystic who received incredible supernatural charismatic gifts from God for the Church.  She is like the “Padre Pio” of the Carmelite world.  This conversation touches briefly on some highlights of her life and on some of her gifts. Her famous prayer to the Holy Spirit is also prayed on this podcast.

We quote St. Mary of Jesus Crucified on her “Prayer in Time of Desolation.”  When we suffer temptations of desolation, this prayer helps us to keep focused on God and to persevere on this spiritual journey. It has many metaphors and analogies that we can easily relate to.