Carmelite Spirituality

Talking to College Students about Prayer

In this video, Fr. Michael-Joseph and Dcn. Br. Pier Giorgio speak with several college students about their personal experiences of prayer and the Carmelite saints.

The Martyrs of Compiègne

This homily was preached by Deacon Br. Pier Giorgio of Christ the King, OCD, on the Memorial of St. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions on July 17, 2020, at a Discalced Carmelite Monastery of nuns. Sisters, there is something about today’s martyrs that is fascinating. Perhaps it is because they are not martyred in [...]

The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – El Escapulario de la Virgen del Carmen

Today is the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Fr. Michael-Joseph of Saint Thérèse, OCD shares the history, spirituality, and the practice of being enrolled in the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in both English and Spanish. El Padre Michael-Joseph de Saint Thérèse, OCD cuenta la historia, la espiritualidad y la práctica [...]

St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes – A Woman of Contagious Joy

Today is the feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes, and, significantly, this year marks the 100th anniversary of her death. In this video, Br. John-Mary of Jesus Crucified introduces us to this energetic, charming young Latin American saint who has something powerful to say to our troubled world.

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 memorial of St. Maria Goretti: “Courage daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured. [...]

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 “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 Thomas Schuld supervises the collection and welcomes persons who ask to use the services available. Even before this archive was [...]

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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 enrolled in the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. To subscribe to our Youtube channel or [...]

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...

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.