"When you listen to a beautiful love song, do you examine each word? And if some lyrics manifest a pathos or a joy that goes beyond your own, do you turn down the volume, not to hear the melody? I doubt it. For those of us nowhere near the height or depth of Venerable Conchita's union with Jesus, there may be a moment when listening to her love song that we want to close the book because the pathos and joy of it is above and deeper than our own level. Yet we find that we can't drop it. Meditative reading of Holy Hours speaks to a place in our hearts we don't always want to go. Why? Perhaps because there is a part of us that does not want to be too intimate with Jesus. Conchita's spirituality is precisely a proof of the depth we all could go in experiencing the love of Jesus were we to surrender totally." --From the Preface by Ronda Chervin
The Servant of God, Concepción Cabrera de Armida, better known as Conchita, was born in San Luis Potosi on December 8, 1862 and died in Mexico, D.F. on March 3, 1937. Some 500,000 copies of her books were distributed anonymously throughout Europe and America during her lifetime and today continue to inflame hearts in the love of Jesus and the ardent desire to collaborate in the salvation of the world. Wife, mother and lay apostle, the cause for her beatification is well under way today.