Feast of All Carmelite Saints
On the subject of the beginnings of orders, I sometimes hear it said that the Lord gave greater graces to those saints who went before us because they were the foundations. Quite so, but we too must always bear in mind what it means to be the foundations for those who will come later. For if those who are alive now have not fallen away from what they did in the past, and those who come after us do the same, the building will always stand firm.
– St. Teresa of Jesus