Titus Brandsma, Dutch priest, educator, journalist and modern mystic, has much to say to Twenty-first Century Christians. His joyful countenance in the face of chronic illness and finally, at the torturous hands of the Nazi’s, is a study in humankind’s sharing of its portion of the Cross of Christ.
God’s Garden, July 27, 2016
The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name “Carmel,” which means “the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual path up Mount Carmel.
Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, Parents of the Virgin Mary, Protectors of the Order
The names of the parents of Mary are known from the apocryphal “Proto-Gospel of James” (II century). The cult to Saint Anne is documented in the East in the VI century, in the West in the X century;
Day 3–Carmelites at World Youth Day
Carmel will be present at World Youth Day 2016 in the city of Krakow, Poland–the land of John Paul II. A delegation of Carmelites from various parts of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary will be there to tell us all about the event taking place July 25-31. See their video updates here…
The Hebrew Eliyahu (Elijah) means means "My God is Yahweh." During Elijah's time, the nation of Israel had turned from following Yahweh to Baal, one of the Canaanite gods. Meaning "lord, owner or husband,"
During the month of July, Carmelites everywhere prepare to celebrate the feast of the Mother of God of Mount Carmel on July 16th. This solemn commemoration holds a very special place in the lives of Carmelites as it highlights what is distinctive about the Carmelite order and our ministry.
This year I would like to propose for your reflection the experience and doctrine of three great Carmelites of different periods in our history who for different reasons we remember this year. St. Mary Magdalene de'
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.