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.
Steps Along the Little Way: Conclusion
As we prepare to celebrate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux on October 1, we invite you spend time reflecting on the steps along the path of her
I Only Have Today…Our Winners Are!
Many thanks to everyone who participated in our "I Only Have Today" contest. It was overwhelming to get so many entries from all over the world! Brother Manu will be sending out signed copies of his Therese of Lisieux illustration to all 10 winners as soon as possible.
October 1st…The Feast of the Little Flower
Countless millions have been touched by her intercession and imitate her “little way.” She has been acclaimed “the greatest saint of modern times.” In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared St. Therese a Doctor of the Church - the only Doctor of his pontificate - in tribute to the powerful way her spirituality has influenced people all over the world.
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.