Tag Archives: Discalced Carmelite

Novena to St. Teresa of Avila

Hello everybody! As you all know, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila is coming up on October 15th. St. Teresa is the Foundress – the “Holy Mother” – of the Discalced Carmelite Order. She is a great saint, Mystic … Continue reading

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“In the silence and depths of my heart, O Lord…..”

Hello everyone! This week we celebrated two beautiful and prominent feasts of Carmel! On this past Friday, we celebrated the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and on that very day 450 years ago St. Teresa of Avila founded the Carmel of … Continue reading

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Ave Crux, Spes Unica – Hail Cross, Only Hope!

Hello everyone, Happy feast day, especially to all Carmelites! Today we celebrate the feast of the great Carmelite sister and martyr, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (also known by her birth name, Edith Stein). Edith was a brilliant woman … Continue reading

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Admirable Men of the Cloth and Collar – Fr. Michael Berry of the Heart of Jesus, O.C.D

 When I started this blog, I did so with the intent of sharing my developing vocation story and pointing out admirable men of the cloth and collar who have responded with a dedicated yes.  I put up my vocation story … Continue reading

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Fr. Cyril of the Mother of God’s version of “The Night before Christmas.”

 As everyone who follows my blog knows, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill and the Discalced Carmelite Friars, who serve at the Basilica, hold a very special place in my heart. As … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on St. Teresa of Avila (Day 3)

 Hello everybody; happy feast day! Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus (St. Teresa of Avila) –  personally, my favorite saint. St. Teresa was a mystic, Spouse of Christ, Reformer of the Order of Carmel and the … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on St. Teresa of Avila (Day 2)

Hello everyone. Today, I will be posting “Day 2” in my mini-three-day retreat on St. Teresa of Avila. Today’s Theme: “ Persevere in Prayer” Those who do not receive these consolations may feel a despondency that is uncalled for, since … Continue reading

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