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John Welch O.Carm.

Fr. John Welch, a Chicago native, recently served as Prior Provincial of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary for six years. He has written and spoken extensively on the interplay of Carmelite spirituality and the insights of psychology. As a teacher at Washington Theological Union he specialized in Carmelite spirituality and human development. He has an M.A. in theology and a Ph.D. in religious education from the University of Notre Dame. Among his publications are Spiritual Pilgrims: Carl Jung and Teresa of Avila; When Gods Die: an introduction to St. John of the Cross; The Carmelite Way: An ancient path for today’s pilgrim.