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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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

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 [...]

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...

By | April 19th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

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.

By | April 10th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

CarmelCast – Episode 21: St. Thérèse’s Life After Death

In this episode, Br. Pier Giorgio, Fr. Michael-Joseph, and Br. John-Mary discuss how St. Thérèse is a contemporary witness of the spirituality of St. John of the Cross.

By | April 8th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|

Paschal Imagery for Lent from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’s writings display rich and numerous references to the saving instrument of our salvation, the Cross of Christ. Iconography for her helps impress the beneficial image and effect the Cross has on the lives of those who believe in Jesus.

By | April 5th, 2020|Carmelite Spirituality|