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.
My God, you know that I have ever desired to love You alone. It has been my only ambition. Thy love has gone before me, even from the days of my childhood. It has grown with my growth. I asked Jesus to draw me into the Fire of His love and to unite me so closely to Himself that He may live and act in me. I feel that the more the fire of love consumes my heart, so much the more shall I say: “Draw me!” and the more also will souls who draw near me run swiftly in the sweet odour of the Lord. They may indeed, like St Mary Magdalen, sit at the feet of Jesus, listening to His sweet and burning words, but though they seem to give Him nothing, they give much more than Martha, who busied herself about many things. It is not Martha’s work that Our Lord blames but her over-solicitude; His Blessed Mother humbly occupied herself in the same kind of work when she prepared the meals for the Holy Family. All the Saints have understood this, especially those who have illumined the earth with the light of Christ’s teaching. Was it not from prayer that St Paul, St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas, St John of the Cross, St Teresa and so many other friends of God drew that wonderful science which has fascinated the most eminent minds?
“Give me a lever and a fulcrum on which to lean it,” said Archimedes, “and I will lift the world.”
What he could not obtain because his request had only a material end, without reference to God, the Saints have obtained in all its fullness. They lean on God Almighty’s power itself and their lever is the prayer that inflames with love’s fire. With this lever they have raised the world.