Gods-Garden#249_REV
October 20, 2014
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.
Gods-Garden-#202_REV
October 17, 2014
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.
GloriousCAROUSEL
October 16, 2014
I focused the selection of paintings to those of 15th century Italy. Included are many paintings by Carmelite friar and painter Filippo Lippi, his associates and contemporaries. Featured in The Glorious Mysteries are frescos of the Life of the Virgin painted by Lippi between 1467-1469 in the Spoleto Cathedral.
Gods-Garden-#31_REV
October 14, 2014
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.
PPC.final.Romero
October 14, 2014
In our spiritual founders, Mary and Elijah, Carmelites recognize models of prophetic action that have been nourished and guided by prayer. The call to be a prophetic contemplative is as relevant in the days of the prophet Elijah as it is today. This photo series journeys within and beyond the Carmelite tradition, revealing the Prayerful and Prophetic life in some unexpected places.
Gods-Garden-#269-2
October 13, 2014
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.
Gods-Garden-#185
October 10, 2014
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.
SorrowfulCAROUSEL
October 8, 2014
The paintings from the Sorrowful Mysteries are all from the painter known as El Greco. El Greco was born in on the island of Crete and later immigrated to Spain. He was a contemporary and compatriot of St. John of the Cross, and like John his work evokes a deep mysticism, darkness and beauty.
Gods-Garden-#114
October 7, 2014
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.
Gods-Garden-#115
October 6, 2014
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.
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