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What God Wants of Us This Easter

What God wants from you and me—for the SAKE OF HIS GLORY—is that we come to greater faith in His IRREPRESSIBLE love for us. Christ despoils us of all accusations of injustice.

By | April 1st, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

Holy Thursday with Saint John the Apostle

St. John lays his head against the breast of Jesus. He can feel Jesus’ chest as it rises and falls—the chest clothed in garments that became dazzling white at the transfiguration will soon be burdened beneath the weight of the cross...

By | March 29th, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|Comments Off on Holy Thursday with Saint John the Apostle

He is Risen

A practice that many do not practice is the traditional Easter greeting among Christians. I do it every year, but not everyone knows the response. The greeting is, “The Lord is Risen!” Our response to that is, “The Lord is truly Risen!” I once again address you brothers and sisters in the Lord, “The Lord [...]

By | March 27th, 2016|Carmelite Spirituality|Comments Off on He is Risen

Message for Palm Sunday

Fr. Don Brick, OCD, gives his insight on Palm Sunday. Today's Readings Do you notice the different contrasts in the Passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? There is a litany of conflict in the Passion, a tale of tensions in the Passion. We see for instance the betrayal of Judas vs. the loyalty [...]

By | March 20th, 2016|Carmelite Spirituality|Comments Off on Message for Palm Sunday

Fifth Sunday of Lent

LinK: Today's Readings There are two movements in the season of Lent. The first four week period is a mode of conversion and a time to look at ourselves and to examine whether we are taking serious the commitment we have made to the Lord Jesus in our Baptism. It is a period of renewal [...]

By | March 13th, 2016|Carmelite Spirituality|Comments Off on Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Readings for Today It is always good to recommit ourselves during Lent; we are half way now and some people are already worn out with their prayer, fasting, and almsgiving and others have not done anything substantial yet. Whether you have done much or not done anything at all, today is a time for us [...]

By | March 6th, 2016|Carmelite Spirituality|Comments Off on Fourth Sunday of Lent

Wake Up the World!

“Everybody sleeps. And God, so watchful, so magnanimous, so worthy of praise is forgotten! Nobody thinks of Him! Behold, nature praises Him; heaven, stars, trees, grasses – everything praises Him, while man, who acknowledges His benevolence, who should praise Him, sleeps! Let us wake up the universe!” This poem from our recently canonized Saint Mariam [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments