About Br. Emmanuel of the Mother of Mercy, OCD

Br. Emmanuel is a brother in temporary vows currently living at our monastery in Brighton, MA. He entered the Discalced Carmelites in 2017. Currently, he is working on finishing a graduate degree in theology with an interest in the life and writings of St. John Henry Newman.

“Come what may, happen what may”

St. Teresa of Avila has given us piercing insights into the heights of mystical prayer and the phenomena that can come with it. She received these as gifts for the help and salvation of every person who comes seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord. What most inspires from her life and writings, however, is [...]

Discalced Carmelite Friars: Then and Now

Today we celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Discalced Carmelite Friars at Duruelo, Spain. The humble beginnings of the friars are truly something to marvel at when we consider the ways they really lived...

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