Roman Catholic Church:
We are in St Joseph’s Church (El Saladillo), near Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club urbanizations (exit 17, RM3 motorway).
Schedule of Masses:
Saturday: Mass at 4:30 PM (in English).
Schedule of Confessions: Saturday from 3.15pm-4.20pm. (Also on request.)
The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (The Little Flower), a Carmelite sister.
Jesus at the Last Supper gave His New commandment: love one another as I have loved you.
I set myself to find out how He had loved His Apostles and I saw that it was not for their natural qualities, for they were ignorant men and yet He calls them His Friends, His Brethren. He wills to die on the Cross, saying: “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 13:34).
As I meditated on these Divine words, I saw how imperfect was the love I bore my Sisters in religion. I understood that I did not love them as Our Lord loves them. I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbours’ defects – not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues. Above all I know that charity must not remain shut up in the heart, for “No man lights a candle and puts it in a hidden place, nor under a bushel; but upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.” (Luke 11:33).
It seems to me that this candle represents the charity which enlightens and gladdens; not only those who are dear to us, but all those who are of the household.
Our Lord was not content with saying: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” but would have them love even as He had loved and as He will love until the end of time.
O my Jesus! Thou dost never ask what is impossible; Thou knowest better than I, how frail and imperfect I am, and Thou knowest that I shall never love my Sisters as Thou hast loved them, unless within me Thou lovest them, dear Lord!