“How is it God Loves Us?”: A Homily for St. John of the Cross

Blessed Solemnity of St. John of the Cross! The following homily was given in Westminster Cathedral (London) to commemorate the 4th centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross. Although it was delivered 30 years ago, its message about the consoling love of God is perhaps one that we need to hear even [...]

By |2021-12-13T20:15:15-06:00December 12th, 2021|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

CarmelCast Episode 41: The Conversion of St. Edith Stein and an Interview with a Family Devoted to Carmel

In the first half of this episode, we discuss the conversion of St. Edith Stein. Then, we have an interview with the Lasnoski family.   No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, work out, or do housework by looking us up wherever you listen to podcasts: Click here to [...]

CarmelCast Episode 40: Blessed Marie-Eugène and an Interview with a Member of a Secular Institute

In the first half of this episode, we discuss the life and teaching of Blessed Marie-Eugène. Then, we have an interview with Anne-Elisabeth Giuliani, a member of Notre Dame de Vie.   Learn more about the Notre Dame de Vie: https://www.notredamedevie.org/en No time to watch now? Tune in as you commute, work [...]

CarmelCast Episode 39: How to Have a Good Advent and an Interview with a Secular Order Member

In the first half of this episode, we discuss how you can enter more deeply into the very Carmelite season of Advent. Then, we have an interview with Mike Alley, a Secular Order Discalced Carmelite.   Learn more about the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites: https://www.ocdswashprov.org THIS WEEK ONLY, save 30% off [...]

CarmelCast Episode 38: Sin and Discouragement in Prayer and an Interview with a Carmelite Sister

This season on CarmelCast we are discussing the different ways that a person can belong to the Carmelite Family. In the first half of this episode, we discuss St. Teresa's approach to avoiding discouragement in prayer in the face of sin. Then, we have an interview with Sister. Regina Marie of the Carmelite Sisters [...]

CarmelCast Episode 37: Prayer as Relationship with Jesus and an Interview with a Carmelite Nun

This season on CarmelCast we are discussing the different ways that a person can belong to the Carmelite Family. In the first half of this episode, we discuss how prayer is a relationship with Jesus. Then, we have an interview with Mother Celine of the Eucharist from the Carmelite Monastery in Loretto, PA. [...]

CarmelCast Episode 36: The Discalced Carmelite Family and an Interview with a Friar

This season on CarmelCast we are discussing the different ways that a person can belong to the Carmelite Family. In the first half of this episode, we discuss what it means to be a part of the Discalced Carmelite family. Then, we have an interview with Fr. Kevin of the Blessed Trinity who has [...]

Aunt Teresa of Jesus

Blessed feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus! The image above shows a painting now gracing the ground floor elevator entrance in our Washington, DC monastery. It was given to the community by a friend of Carmel living in our area and a long-time devotee of Saint Teresa of Jesus. Fortunately for us, he found [...]

By |2021-10-15T09:56:43-05:00October 15th, 2021|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

The Carmelite Rosary – El Rosario Carmelita

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary! If you look closely, you might notice that the rosary worn by many Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns is a little different than other rosaries. The main difference is that these rosaries often have six decades, or groups of ten beads, instead of just [...]

The Apostolic Dimension of the Teresian Charism

San José, in Ávila, Spain. Founded by St. Teresa in 1562 Sometimes I wonder about the Providence that willed that the first foundation of St. Teresa of Jesus would be inaugurated on this feast of St. Bartholomew, a great missionary apostle. One might ask: what business does a contemplative order such as the [...]

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