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Pray Always?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality, Scripture and Liturgy | 0 comments

Pray Always?

"Seriously? Pray always?" That is not an uncommon reaction to St. Paul’s admonition to pray always without ceasing. Does he know what we’re up against?

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If You Only Knew…Saint Teresa and the Waters of Prayer

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

If You Only Knew…Saint Teresa and the Waters of Prayer

Jesus tired and thirsty sat down at a well and there encountered a Samaritan woman who had come to draw water. Asking her for a drink, “He said to her, 'If you knew...

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Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality, Our Faith | 0 comments

Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

As you and your family enjoy your own customs and traditions surrounding your celebration of Advent and Christmas, we invite you to experience with us one of our cherished Advent traditions - our Christmas Novena of Las Posadas

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The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

The marketing slogan of “Diamonds are Forever” might have been a perfect catchphrase for Saint Teresa's "Diamond", better known to us as the Interior Castle....

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Carmelites From Everywhere…Virtually

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

Carmelites From Everywhere…Virtually

This virtual choir was part of one of the programs presented in August. Enjoy this glimpse of Carmelites around the world...

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To God With Love From St. Teresa

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

To God With Love From St. Teresa

Teresa begins and ends Way of Perfection with her thoughts on "perfect love". In Chapter One in referring to the fact that Our Lord has many enemies and so few friends that the friends that he has need to be good ones...

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No Greater Love…the Story of Saint Teresa Benedicta

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

No Greater Love…the Story of Saint Teresa Benedicta

She was born, Edith Stein, into an observant Jewish family in Breslau on October 12, 1891, the youngest of 11. Her father died when she was two years old...

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A Prophet’s Legacy: Elijah and Carmel

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

A Prophet’s Legacy: Elijah and Carmel

Have you ever been the excited recipient of an inheritance? If so, you may have received money, property or a treasured family heirloom. As welcome as these legacies are, more important, however, would be the inherited treasures left by St. Elijah, prophet of the Old Testament and inspiration for the Order of Carmel.

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Flos Carmeli, You Are Our Mother…

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

Flos Carmeli, You Are Our Mother…

Every year on July 16th, Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of the Carmelite Order. If you want a glimpse into how we feel about Mary, our Mother, reflect on one of the most beautiful prayers ever written, Flos Carmeli.

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The Scapular…a Sign of Mary’s Motherhood

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

The Scapular…a Sign of Mary’s Motherhood

Mary is no less concerned than our earthly mothers but her care lies primarily in the spiritual realm; thus she clothes us in garments that are a sign of our special relationship with her, a sign of her protection and of our dignity as Christians and in the case of the Brown Scapular of our belonging to the Family of Carmel.

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