themselves to the Holy Face of Jesus. They understood the mystery of the Transfiguration just as the liturgy presents it to us today: as a preparation for the Mystery of the Cross. The three young Carmelites asked Our Lord to hide them “in the secret of His Face.”
"Lord, it is well that we are here” These words spoken by St Peter are repeated by those who follow Jesus by taking the religious vows. The vows conform one’s life to the life of Jesus. No one take the vows because he wants to be miserable but because the encounter with Christ makes such an impact that it lasts through plain and ordinary days of the rest of life. Like St Therese consecrated men and women see Jesus’ beauty even in his disfigured face on the cross.
To you, young people, I say: if you hear the Lord's call, do not reject it! Dare to become part of the great movements of holiness which renowned saints have
launched in their following of Christ. Cultivate the ideals proper to your age, but readily accept God's plan for you if he invites you to seek holiness in the consecrated life. Admire all God's works in the world, but be ready to fix your eyes on the things destined never to pass away.