December 22, 2014
To say the response to our Advent Hope Photo Contest was overwhelming would be an enormous understatement. We received entries from all over the world and when we opened the voting to our readers in the final week 98,534 votes were cast!
December 14, 2014
If John could have summarized his teaching on the Dark Night, I imagine he would say: the “truth will set you free
December 13, 2014
When I think of Saint John of the Cross, the word “nada” comes to mind. Nothing. Some say that the spirituality of Saint John of the Cross can be summed up with just this one word: nothing.
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November 30, 2014
Would you like to win an iPad mini 2, Amazon Gift Cards, Carmelite books or several other prizes? Everyday through December 24 we will post a quote from Therese as well as a Challenge for
November 26, 2014
As with the earliest Carmelites who gathered together at the Garden of God, Mount Carmel, 800 years ago, this Thanksgiving let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord.
November 24, 2014
New York, Sept. 22: Eduardo Sacrel, O.Carm. represented the Carmelite NGO at the Climate Summit. He served on the panel for the conference “Caring for God’s Creation” sponsored by the Franciscan Action Network.
November 18, 2014
The island of Malta lies in the Mediterranean, between Tunisia and Sicily. Christianity arrived when St. Paul was shipwrecked there. One practical reason why Malta is such an intensely religious place today is the work of Fr. George Preca (1880-1962). Even as a young priest, he was a pioneer of the Lay Apostolate, long before most people knew what that meant.
November 15, 2014
Gathered together by the same love for Christ and homage toward his greatly loved Mother, the members of the Family of Carmel continue to love one another fraternally, whether they are committed in the struggle for Christ on this earth,
November 15, 2014
On this commemoration of All Carmelite Souls, we call to mind all of these people and their part in the heritage that has been handed down to us. These brothers and sisters of ours may not have been famous spiritual writers nor renowned for extraordinary experiences of prayer, but they made their mark on the Order
November 13, 2014
Who are the saints of Carmel? They are hermits of Mount Carmel who “lived in small cells, similar to the cells of a beehive, they lived as God’s bees, gathering the divine honey of spiritual consolation.” They are mendicants of the first medieval communities, who discovered the presence of God in the events of ordinary daily life and especially seeing God in his brothers and sisters.
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