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Deacon Br. Pier Giorgio – First Homily

Br. Pier Giorgio of Christ the King was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate on July 5, 2020. The following is his first homily, preached to the Carmelite community on July 6, the [...]

Dwelling in the Heart of Jesus

The following is the homily that was given by Fr. Michael Berry of the Heart of Jesus to the Discalced Carmelite community at Holy Hill for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, June 19, 2020. [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

A “Most Moving” Novena for Pentecost

At the Carmel of Cologne Germany, home to the community Edith Stein joined in 1933, there is now a modern archive housing texts, studies, and memorabilia related to Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Herr [...]

By | May 30th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

St. Simon Stock and the Brown Scapular

Today is the feast of St. Simon Stock, who received the Brown Scapular from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1251. Fr. Michael-Joseph of Saint Thérèse shares the history, spirituality, and the practice of being [...]

Thérèse: Saint of Divine Mercy

Today is the Octave Day of Easter; a day designated by the Church as Divine Mercy Sunday. It is a time to recall with special attention the great gift of mercy that we receive from the risen Christ. The entirety of Saint Thérèse's life—her Christmas miracle, her entrance into Carmel, her Little Way, her terrible suffering and illness–all of it is a beautiful hymn of Divine Mercy...

By | April 19th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

The Secret of the Cross: A Good Friday Reflection

This is the secret of the Cross. Once we discover that it is the only way to everything we want, we don’t have to fear it, but only to embrace it as each occasion presents itself.

By | April 10th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|