The aisles were choked, every pew taken, and I’m wrapping up one mass and preparing for the next when a man approaches me and asks me to give Last Rites to his dying father. Though this the last thing I want to hear at this moment, I tell him I can be there that afternoon, after the last mass.
Station XV: Jesus is Risen
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
God’s Garden April 23, 2014
Geographically, we take our name from Mount Carmel. A green oasis in Israel surrounded by desert, “Carmel” in Hebrew means “Garden of God.” Metaphorically, Carmel is our spiritual disposition as we climb higher in our journey of faith. We invite you to take a walk through God's Garden. We hope you are nourished by what grows here and invite you to share it with others.
Lenten iRetreat 2014, Easter Sunday
“Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining. Have mercy victor King, ever reigning! Amen! Alleluia.”
Surfing through Easter
The first time I saw an icon of the Resurrection it was a bit confusing. It looked to me like Jesus was on a surfboard or skateboard. Huh?
A Tribute to Mom
Shortly before the Lent began, my mom suffered a stroke. On Ash Wednesday, still in her hospital bed, I anointed her forehead with the ashes. Her Lenten journey had taken a direction we would never have imagined. She gently kissed a statue of St. Therese that sat at her bedside. Being a woman of faith, she showed a tremendous amount of calm and lack of fear in the face of this catastrophic event. Her love and trust in God never wavered.
How often have you begun Lent with the best of intentions to focus yourself spiritually only to give up because you can’t make the time? For most people, it isn’t a lack of will but the absence of a system or process that they can easily tap into that is the problem.
The members of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province have elected the Very Reverend William J. Harry, O. Carm., to the position of prior provincial, to fill the unexpired term held by Very Reverend Carl Markelz, O. Carm.,
We invite you to join us on the path up Mount Carmel. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus with Elijah and Mary is a wonderful, deeply satisfying life. We welcome you to contact us at any time via the information below.