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Fr. John Sullivan, OCD

About Fr. John Sullivan, OCD

Fr. John obtained a doctoral degree in worship and sacramental theology from the Institut Catholique in 1973. He served as provincial from 2008 to 2014 and is currently the chair of the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Fr. John resides in our monastery in Washington, DC.

Homily for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – July 16, 2019

It’s unlikely that those here celebrating Our Lady on our patronal feast have forgotten or let escape from their awareness the fact our Order is known for and takes its name from the PLACE of its origin.  Granted, fully put, it is more than just a locale: the Order’s official title goes “Brothers of the [...]

By | July 23rd, 2019|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

The Christmas Blessing of St. Edith Stein’s Broken Foot

Speak of strange and unexpected fulfillment of prophetic pronouncements. Edith Stein wrote that "what did not lie in [her] plan lay in God's plan." Years later as a contemplative nun living in a cloister in Cologne Germany she helped her Jewish sister Rosa prepare to follow her into the Catholic Church by receiving the sacrament [...]

By | December 24th, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments