Psalm 1:2â€”3 â€œBlessed is the oneâ€¦who meditates on the law of the Lord day and night; He shall be like a tree planted by streams of water; whose fruit does not fail and whose leaf does not witherâ€¦â€ Ephesians 3:14-19. â€œI kneel before the father from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes [...]
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Fall:Â 1981 The golden, brownish reddish,Â orange leaves, though withering, bear hidden lifeâ€” In panoramic beauty, Their splendor for our pleasure, As they fall from stalwartÂ trees in Autumn-tide We gather them up in pilesâ€” For cozy fires, warm. We pluckkand fill our baskets full with nuts, pumpkins applesâ€” Plentiful fruit, Rreadily [...]
Song of Bread Bread, good wholesome, Wondrousâ€¦ bread, Coming from the gracious earth, Wheat and water, salt and grainâ€”To Feed and nourish us. Mixing kneading, rising loaf, Baking, breaking sharing all; Warmth and laughter, love and beauty For the hungry heart. Bread, Fulfillment, o come down! Daily Bread to strengthen usâ€¦ Love [...]
Silence Often, it seems to me, that as human beings, we fight against the very things in life that are the most valuable gifts to us or the best roads for us to walk on. We may always want our lives to be different, always wanting something we do not have, but that [...]
Silver â€œWhen the sun falls on the silver, It heightens my gaze, And brightens my eyesâ€¦â€ Here are some lines from a poem I wrote many years agoâ€”it has to be about twenty-five years ago nowâ€” As I remember, I wrote it when all of a sudden, in the middle of a cold drab [...]
An Orange by Song of Light (Lindy Morelli) With all that has been tragically happening in Haiti, in Syria, and in the many other troubled places in the world, I was feeling their pain somehow, if I could even presume to say such a thing. I was picturing all the people on the streets in [...]
I have been a daughter of Teresa since my mother placed me with her at my baptism. Since then, she has guided my feet along the way of perfection, keeping my eyes fixed on the Crucified One. She died a daughter of the Church. Through God's grace and her help, I pray that I may [...]
The Carmelite Nuns in Baltimore are planning a year-long program of events to celebrate the 5th Centenary of Saint Teresa's Birth. The program will be introduced with a lecture by Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and noted Teresian scholar, on April 4, 2014. The formal opening of the program will take place the weekend [...]
The Carmelite Media Office for the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province has announced that Prior Provincial Carl Joseph Markelz, O. Carm., has been elected Bursar General of the Carmelite Order for a term of six years. Click here to read the official press release. The Carmelite Institute congratulates Fr. Carl on this honor and [...]