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Nothing is Impossible

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality, Featured, Sharing Our Mission, Slideshow | 0 comments

Nothing is Impossible

Through prayer, joyful witness and loving service, The Carmelite Sisters are able to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people. The Carmelite Sisters have gathered footage from their many apostolic service locations and put together this wonderful video which truly is a labor of love.

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What is the Carmelite Charism? (Pt. 2)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

What is the Carmelite Charism? (Pt. 2)

Every religious community is unique because it lives out the charism or gift of the Holy Spirit, that vision of how to follow Christ imparted to its founder or foundress, to fulfill a need in the upbuilding of the Church and which determines the life of the community and the mission entrusted to it...

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What is a Charism? (Pt. 1)

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality, Religious Life | 0 comments

What is a Charism? (Pt. 1)

In Chapter 10 of John's Gospel Jesus tells us that He came that we might have life and have it to the full. Jesus does not measure His gifts; He gives over and above. He draws us to Himself by Truth, Beauty and/or Goodness. No one of these aspects can be expressed completely by one charism. A charism can only reflect back to us one facet of God's perfection, yet even that facet itself is never exhausted...

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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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Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality | 0 comments

Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

An honest cry for help cannot be ignored by the living God. “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.” Scripture teaches us how to cry out to God. This cry from the heart doesn’t have to be refined. It may only be a groan in the depths of the heart, but He will understand. He promised that His Word is a shield in time of battle. Shields don’t help unless we use them...

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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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