Carmelite Spirituality

Les Paumés go to Lisieux

The following is a homily given by Fr. Daniel Chowning for the Feast of St. Thérèse - October 1, 2022. I have often asked myself what is it about St Thérèse that inspires people? So many people are deeply touched by St. Thérèse and devoted to her. We find statues of St. Thérèse in churches [...]

By |2022-10-02T23:10:22-05:00October 2nd, 2022|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

The Real Meaning of the Little Way of St. Thérèse

For the feast day of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Fr. Michael-Joseph of St. Thérèse shares the real meaning of her Little Way. To learn more about St. Thérèse and the Little Way, be sure to read her spiritual masterpiece, Story of a Soul, or one of our other enriching books on St. [...]

St. Thérèse Novena

Join us as we celebrate the novena of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face! Fr. Michael-Joseph of St. Thérèse provides a short video reflection for each day leading up to her feast day on October 1. This year is especially significant as we prepare for the [...]

Spiritual Friendship According to St. Teresa

In this special series, Fr. Daniel Chowning of the Good Shepherd and Fr. Michael-Joseph of St. Thérèse discuss the importance of friendship in the life of St. Teresa of Avila, her teaching on spiritual friendship, and how to apply it to our lives today.   No time to watch now? Tune in [...]

Edith Stein Translator/Scholar Sr. Joephine Koeppel, O.C.D.

A localized way to celebrate St. Teresa Benedicta/Edith Stein’s feast on this Province Blog during the 80th anniversary year of her passing into eternal life would be to express thanks for the person who translated the story of Edith’s early years for us into English, Life in a Jewish Family. Sister Josephine Koeppel of the [...]

By |2022-08-08T18:07:50-05:00August 8th, 2022|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

Transforming Suffering into Love with Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Happy feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel! In the Gospel for today's feast, Mary gives us the key to transforming the suffering in our lives into love. English Español Also, be sure to check out our newest book on what Mary can teach us about the contemplative [...]

What I’ve Learned from Recreation

The schedule in our monasteries includes an activity called the hour of recreation, in which the community gathers in a common room to talk together. It typically follows the evening hour of mental (silent) prayer, and the two share a lot in common. Both require the same attentiveness of heart, both require patient perseverance to [...]

Holy Reflection Will Save You: Fidelity Under Fire

Today Carmelites welcome a new saint as Pope Francis canonizes Blessed Titus Brandsma at Saint Peter's in Rome. During a 2007 convocation of the Carmelite Institute in  Warwick, Rhode Island a talk was given about Titus Brandsma of the Netherlands with other Carmelite martyrs, victims of what we would now call "state terrorism". Titus appears [...]

By |2022-05-14T20:07:03-05:00May 14th, 2022|Carmelite Spirituality, Events|0 Comments

Centenary to Come, Centenary already Done

With the Order planning to celebrate the Fourth Centenary of our holy mother Saint Teresa's canonization, it is worth pointing out that our monastery in Washington, DC has an iconic reference to that event gracing the walls of one of its parlors. This image shows an artistic tribute to that significant day in Church history: [...]

By |2022-03-11T17:40:21-06:00March 11th, 2022|Carmelite Spirituality|0 Comments

Free Lenten Online Carmelite Retreat: Experiencing Divine Mercy with the Saints of Carmel

Join Discalced Carmelites from around the world in preparing for Easter with a free online Carmelite retreat. Our theme this year is Experiencing Divine Mercy with the Saints of Carmel. Sign up to receive an email each week of Lent with a new point of inspiration (text and video) along with short texts for [...]

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