November 5, 2014
It may surprise more than a few people that the most recently canonized Carmelite saint is also the national hero of Portugal. Although he is not widely known in the rest of the world, just mention “the Holy Constable” in Portugal, and everyone knows who you are talking about.
October 25, 2014
The celebration of the 150th anniversary of the German Carmelites coming to North America began on Wednesday evening, October 22, with a compline service at St. Joseph’s church in Leavenworth, Kansas.
October 22, 2014
As we write this, Carmelites from all over the globe are arriving in Leavenworth, Kansas to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Carmelite order in the United States. The sesquicentennial event is being marked with a three-day celebration/symposium in Leavenworth entitled
October 14, 2014
“Nada te Turbe” (Let Nothing Disturb You) was a prayer found in the breviary of Teresa of Ávila, written in her own hand. The video below is one of two virtual choirs produced for the celebration of St. Teresa of Jesus's 500th birthday.
October 5, 2014
Our Carmelite Facebook community continues to grow exponentially--we surpassed the 50,000 mark over the summer--and we'd like to take this opportunity both to thank you and get to know who you are.
October 5, 2014
After many years of work, the renovation of St. Thérèse’s home, the Carmel of Lisieux, has come to a close. Today, it looks just like it did in her day. The strong weather of Normandy and the stream near which the convent was built in 1838 had caused significant deterioration. Mold was a major culprit, penetrating some portions of the walls and making parts of the building essentially unlivable.
October 1, 2014
In being attracted to solitude and prayerful meditation, Thérèse was following in the foot-steps of her founding Carmelite saint, St. Teresa of Avila. The great reformer of the order had not only brought its religious back to a lifestyle of true poverty, work, and prayer
October 1, 2014
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, you said you would spend your heaven doing good upon the earth. Your trust in God was complete. Listen to my prayer; bring before God my special intention.
October 1, 2014
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.
October 1, 2014
St. Therese believed that the people of her time lived in too great fear of God's judgment. The fear was stifling and did not allow people to experience the freedom of the children of God. St. Therese knew from her life that God is merciful love;
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