IV Centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Jesus (1515-1915) Chronicles from the General Archives | P. Óscar I. Aparicio, OCD General Archivist One hundred years ago in Spain they celebrated the III Centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa. A Royal Decree was signed on 11th Januaryby King Alfonso XIII and the Prime Minister Eduardo [...]
For the coming Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the topic of "The pastoral challenges concerning the family in the context of evangelization", which will be held in the Vatican from 5th to 19th October, His Eminence Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, requested from the Rector of the [...]
From 1st to 7th September, the fifth Teresian International Congress, dedicated to her correspondence and brief writings, was celebrated in Avila in the Teresa-St John International Centre (CITeS). Around two hundred people were present at the Centre, while some 6,000 from the five continents took part by means of the Internet. Find out more here.
Walking out side in the spring, sitting on the bleachers to watch an inning of a little league game; seeing the life of little children, touching all the flowers, and listening to the birds. It is all so beautiful, but the longing for life is overwhelming it is like a longing that can stop me [...]
On this feast day of Saint Therese, we remember that she suffered excruciating pain, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Suffering pain from tuberculosis, suffering rejection and constant misunderstanding, feeling profoundly her own weakness, and feeling cut off from God…all these made up the awful morass of suffering in which she continually lived. Traveling through this earth [...]
Saint Patrick's Residence in Naperville, IL celebrated 50 years of service. The Carmelite Sisters, Residents & Staff joined together to create a collage of memories featured on this video. Click here to see the video.
Prayer is as varied as the person doing the prayer. There are many forms and formulas of prayers but they acquire distinct differences because people and souls are different. What is prayer? How does one pray? My intention is not to write a treatise on prayer! I am not an expert on prayer. But someone [...]
--Prayer for the grace to live in nakedness and poverty in conformity to Christ… (By Lindy Morelli) When cold grief comes, She sits right down. She makes a home Inside your soul-- She settles in-- There, spreading out Her massive skirts, Which smother you. Like a thick, heavy blanket, [...]
St. Mary’s Of The Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL June 28 - July 2, 2015 The Carmelite Institute of North America is proud to assume the work of the Carmelite Forum previously held at St. Mary’s College in South Bend. We hope you will continue the tradition with us at our new location at St. Mary’s of the Lake Seminary [...]
Patrick professed First Vows at the Monastery of Mt. Carmel in Niagara Falls, ONT on August 22, 1968. He received a B.A. from Marquette University (Wisconsin) and a M.T.S. from the Washington Theological Union (DC). He holds a Ph.D. in history from New York University. His dissertation for the Doctorate was entitled "Servants of Two [...]