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 4.30pm (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.
How wonderful is the power of prayer! It is like unto a queen, who, having free access to the king, obtains whatsoever she asks. In order to secure a hearing there is no need to recite set prayers composed for the occasion – were it so, I ought indeed to be pitied!
When I pray, I do as children who have not learnt to read. I simply tell Our Lord all that I want and He always understands. With me, prayer is an uplifting of the heart; a glance towards heaven; a cry of gratitude and love, uttered equally in sorrow and in joy. In a word, it is something noble, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites it to God.
Sometimes when I am in such a state of spiritual dryness that not a single good thought occurs to me, I say very slowly the “Our Father”, or the “Hail Mary” and these prayers suffice to take me out of myself and wonderfully refresh me.
I have noticed that it is the holiest nuns who are most deeply loved; everyone is anxious to seek their company and do them service, without even being asked. These very souls who are well able to bear with want of affection and little attentions are always surrounded by an atmosphere of love.
St John of the Cross, says with great truth: “All good things have come unto me, since I no longer sought them for myself.”
Imperfect souls, on the contrary, are left alone. They are treated, it is true, with the measure of politeness which religious life demands; yet their company is avoided, lest a word might be said which would hurt their feelings.