CarmelCast Episode 35: The Way of Perfection – Chapters 37-42

This Lent on CarmelCast we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we continue our discussion of St. Teresa's commentary on the Our Father, particularly her teaching on temptations in prayer.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, work [...]

CarmelCast Episode 34: The Way of Perfection – Chapters 32-36

This Lent on CarmelCast we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we continue our discussion of St. Teresa's commentary on the Our Father, particularly her teaching on the Eucharist and on forgiveness.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you [...]

Saint Joseph, Patriarch and our Protector/Patron

During this year commemorating the declaration in 1870 of Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church many people are revisiting sources of their devotion to the foster father of Jesus.  We hear praise for Our Holy Mother Saint Teresa of Jesus for having stirred up practical devotion for Saint Joseph in the “modern” age, that [...]

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CarmelCast Episode 33: The Way of Perfection – Chapters 26-31

This Lent on CarmelCast we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we talk about St. Teresa's method of prayer for those of us who often find it difficult to focus.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, work [...]

CarmelCast Episode 32: The Way of Perfection – Chapters 22-25

This Lent on CarmelCast we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we talk about how vocal prayer must be joined to mental prayer and how to deal with distractions in prayer.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, [...]

Venerable Ann of Jesus—On the 400th Anniversary of Her Death

Earlier this week, the Discalced Carmelite Order celebrated an important anniversary in the life and legacy of one of its lesser-known saints. Venerable Ann of Jesus entered eternal life exactly 400 years ago this past Thursday on March 4, 1621. While Ven. Ann is not among the most celebrated of the Discalced Carmelite saints, she [...]

CarmelCast Episode 31: The Way of Perfection – Chapters 16-21

This Lent on CarmelCast we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we give an introduction to St. Teresa's understanding of prayer.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, work out, or do housework by looking us up wherever [...]

CarmelCast Episode 30: The Way of Perfection – Chapters 8-15

This Lent on CarmelCast we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we talk about St. Teresa's understanding of detachment and humility as foundations for living a life of prayer.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, work out, [...]

CarmelCast Episode 29: The Way of Perfection – Prologue and Chapters 1-7

This Lent we'll be discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode of CarmelCast, we give a little background about the book and talk about St. Teresa's insistence on love of neighbor as a foundation for living a life of prayer. No time to [...]

Fr. Reginald Foster’s Funeral Homily

This homily was preached at the funeral of Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD on January 21, 2021, at Holy Hill Basilica by Fr. Michael Berry, OCD, Provincial. I wish to first welcome Fr. Reginald’s family, the children of his siblings John and Susan, who are with us today and have come both to honor the memory [...]

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