Fr. Michael Berry OCD

Fr. Michael of the Heart of Jesus, OCD

About Fr. Michael of the Heart of Jesus, OCD

Fr. Michael of the Heart of Jesus professed his vows as a Discalced Carmelite in 2000. He has served many roles in the province including prior, vocation director, student master, and retreat director. He is preparing to begin a term as provincial beginning in July 2020.

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. These Solemnities of Ordinary Time we have been celebrating since the end of the Easter Season, powerfully reveal to us [...]

A Thanksgiving Homily to the Friars: “Awakening Ourselves to Love”

“Let us understand most clearly the real fact: God gives [gifts] to us without any merit on our part. And let us thank His Majesty for them, because, if we do not acknowledge we are receiving them, we will not awaken ourselves to love."

Freed to Receive One’s Truth From Christ … A homily

Like the Samaritan woman at the well, Teresa knows by experience the liberation of having been loved by Christ. She knows the liberation of being freed of one’s enslavement to sin. She knows the liberation of being freed of licking one’s own wounds and repeatedly tearing them open again in the desire for justice. At the CORE of Teresa’s spirituality is the experience of ENCOUNTER with Christ...

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.