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Sartorial Sharing: St. Edith Stein and her Godmother Hedwig Conrad-Martius

This blog carried a Christmas story about St. Teresa Benedicta and her sister Rosa Stein a year ago on Christmas Eve 2018.  Christmastide was a significant time of year for our Carmelite—Philosopher saint since she [...]

By | January 1st, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

Advent is the Carmelite Season

Advent is the Carmelite season; it speaks so much to who we are...

By | December 1st, 2019|Carmelite Spirituality|

CarmelCast – Episode 14: All Carmelite Saints & All Carmelite Souls

Each November we celebrate the Feast of All Carmelite Saints and the Commemoration of All Carmelite Souls. During these days we remember and pray for the Carmelites who have passed away, who by living out their vocations faithfully day in and day out have made a significant, though hidden, impact on the world. In this episode, several friars recall the memories of deceased friars who have made specific imprints on their lives.

By | November 12th, 2019|Carmelite Spirituality|

CarmelCast – Episode 13: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and the Divine Indwelling

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is the most recently canonized Carmelite saint. This vivacious young French woman, marked with profound spiritual depth, entered Carmel at age 21 and died a short five years later. Her [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Carmelite Spirituality|

CarmelCast – Episode 12: Demystifying St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

St. Teresa Benedicta is one of the least understood Carmelite saints. Her complex philosophical writings can overwhelm and intimidate those untrained in phenomenology. But as a convert to the Catholic faith, prominent female speaker, Carmelite [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Carmelite Spirituality|

CarmelCast – Episode 11: St. John of the Cross and the Dark Night

St. John of the Cross is a spiritual master and Doctor of the Church. His image of the Dark Night has captivated the imaginations of Christians throughout the centuries. He shows us that darkness and [...]

By | October 22nd, 2019|Carmelite Spirituality|