January 8, 2014
In a world like our own, where factionalism and deep religious and political divisions poison our relationships, a saint like Peter Thomas is like a breath of fresh air. His life as a devout Carmelite and a diplomatic healer and trouble-shooter reminds us that reconciliation and common ground are always possible with God’s help.
December 27, 2013
2013 has been an incredible year for We've broken viewership records and grew our audience engagement exponentially with content on both our site and our social media platforms.
December 25, 2013
My earliest Christmas memory, which also is my favorite, is walking back as a family from my grandparents house after Christmas Eve dinner. My grandparents lived on one corner of the farm and my parents lived on the other corner -- about 500 yards part -- and we normally walked over to my grandparents for Christmas Eve dinner,
December 14, 2013
Perhaps the popular acronym “WWJD” should sometimes be “WHJD,” for What Has Jesus Done. To speculate what He would do in a particular situation is only possible if we are thoroughly familiar with what He has already done.
December 14, 2013
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.
November 22, 2013
The members of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province have elected the Very Reverend William J. Harry, O. Carm., to the position of prior provincial, to fill the unexpired term held by Very Reverend Carl Markelz, O. Carm.,
November 14, 2013
We Pray, that the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, With all the Saints of Carmel may guide and protect us.
November 5, 2013
In just 30 days since its launch, the success of our Daily Disconnect Podcast has far surpassed our expectations. With over 12,000 downloads and counting, the podcast made it into the iTunes store’s “New and Noteworthy” section. Best selling author, Fr. James Martin SJ, even weighed in with some high praise of his own!
October 15, 2013
For the longest time, I pondered what that all means. Why is self-understanding and not something else food for the soul? And how can self-understanding feed the soul? What is Saint Teresa trying to say? The answer came two weeks ago during the funeral of one of our Carmelite seminarians.
October 15, 2013
St. Teresa of Ávila, the 16th-century Carmelite nun and reformer, herself spoke out against that kind of deadly serious Catholicism.
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