I'm Sr. Helena of Mary. I'm a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm. I live in Germantown, NY. with my Community. My blog is called "Salt of the Earth" because that is what Jesus asked his disciples to be. I hope I meet many friends here and witness to the beauty of our Catholic Faith and the love of God!

PRAYER is the key to enter the castle of your soul.

Saint Teresa of Avila, Carmelite

PRAYER is the key to enter the castle of your soul.

Saint Teresa of Avila, Carmelite

June 15- Happy Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus !

"O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

"O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

It is when we attempt to avoid suffering by withdrawing from anything that might involve hurt, when we try to spare ourselves the effort and pain of pursuing truth, love, and goodness, that we drift into a life of emptiness, in which there may be almost no pain, but the dark sensation of meaninglessness and abandonment is all the greater.

—Pope Benedict XVI

Seeing with the eyes of Christ, I can give to others much more than their outward necessities; I can give them the look of love which they crave.

—Pope Benedict XVI