From where does she draw the heavenly wisdom, childlike yet strong, that made her loved by all? Where does this burning love that consumes her come from? For her, just as for St. Paul, “to live is Christ”.
This beautiful “Lily of Palestine” became Sr. Maryam of Jesus Crucified in the Carmelite Order. Both humble guardian of the grille and formidable forewoman, she was often visited by Jesus and Mary. The words she transmits from them, pearls of great price, are significant for us today as they enlighten the future of our broken world.
Maryam died in Bethlehem in her 33rd year, on August 26, 1878, shortly after the birth of Thérèse of Lisieux in France. Pope John Paul II beatified her on November 13, 1983. It is impossible to know Maryam without falling in love with her, without yearning for holiness, at her school.
Sister Emmanuel was born in France in 1947. She graduated from Sorbonne University with a diploma in Literature and History of Fine Arts. She entered the Beatitudes community in 1976 and has been living in Medjugorje since 1989. Sister's ministry is deeply embedded in the New Evangelisation, feeding souls with the Gospel message of hope through her speaking engagements, books and various other media productions.