Climbing Mount Carmel

Glimpses of Life in Carmel

Dispelling Discouragement with Saint Thérèse

I heard a story once about a priest who had a terrible dream one night. He found himself in his parish tool shed when the devil appeared to him and began recounting his ways of misleading souls...

By | October 1st, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|

The Carmelite Response to a Church in Crisis

A few days ago, one of the elder friars in our community gave an excellent homily concerning the devastating sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. Having been surrounded by the whirlwind of media coverage over the last couple of weeks, he pondered what the takeaway message should be for us as Christians and specifically as Carmelites...

By | September 2nd, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality, News|

The Silence of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The silence of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is not one of emptiness. No, her silence is pregnant with meaning. At the Annunciation, her yes to God was so perfect and pure that it echoes continuously throughout the rest of her life and the rest of eternity. It's not that Mary has nothing to say, it's that she's already said it all: "Let it be done to me according to your Word."

By | July 16th, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|

What God Wants of Us This Easter

What God wants from you and me—for the SAKE OF HIS GLORY—is that we come to greater faith in His IRREPRESSIBLE love for us. Christ despoils us of all accusations of injustice.

By | April 1st, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|

Holy Thursday with Saint John the Apostle

St. John lays his head against the breast of Jesus. He can feel Jesus’ chest as it rises and falls—the chest clothed in garments that became dazzling white at the transfiguration will soon be burdened beneath the weight of the cross...

By | March 29th, 2018|Carmelite Spirituality|

Event: Day of Prayer and Mass of Gratitude, Washington DC

Please join the members of one of our Archdiocesan Secular Institutes as we pray in gratitude for the Beatification of their Founder last November 19, 2016, Fr. Marie-Eugene. When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 Schedule:  9:00 [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Events|