From almost the very beginning, friars of Teresa’s Discalced Reform had shown great zeal for work in the foreign missions. Pope Clement VIII used this enthusiasm to establish the methods and spiritual energy of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith.
Our God of Surprises has a way of bringing great beauty and spiritual richness out of the most unlikely sources. In the case of Jean Moulin, we find a blind member of Carmel’s Reform of Touraine who produced such other-worldly writings that some call him the French John of the Cross.
On Saturday, January 3 in El Salvador, the Prior Provincial received the vows of Santos Cecilio Hernandez and Saúl Adalberto Mejia. The ceremony was witnessed by Carmelites from throughout the province, Carmelite sisters, Lay Carmelites, diocesan priests, family members, and friends. During the ceremony the newly professed
We invite you to adopt this custom in your family. The family gathers to ask God’s blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows.
The message's theme is “No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters
This traditional translation of the Proclamation of the Birth of Christ comes from the Roman Martyrology, the official listing of the saints celebrated by the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. For centuries, it was read on Christmas Eve, before the celebration of Midnight Mass.