Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa- Year of Consecrated Life

2016-11-11T16:39:27+00:00

By Father Mario Esposito, O.Carm. Vice-Postulator During the month of January, as we keep our annual commemoration of the birth into life and eternal life of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm., it seems opportune to spend a few minutes reflecting on the Venerable as a Consecrated Woman of the Church. The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and [...]

Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa- Year of Consecrated Life2016-11-11T16:39:27+00:00

Titus Brandsma

2016-11-11T16:39:34+00:00

By Fr. Leopold For people alive today, the memory of Titus Brandsma is commonly associated with freedom of the press, defense of human rights, and the autonomy of the Catholic schools under the oppressive power of Hitler’s empire. His stoic death in the concentration camp at Dachau confirmed his right to be considered a martyr [...]

Titus Brandsma2016-11-11T16:39:34+00:00

Martyrs of Compiegne

2016-11-11T16:39:36+00:00

Thérèse of St. Augustine and Companions By Leopold Glueckert, O. Carm. During the most violent phase of the French Revolution, the so-called Reign of Terror, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives at the guillotine.  A disproportionate number of those were religious sisters and brothers, priests, bishops, and dedicated lay Christians.  This sad episode took [...]

Martyrs of Compiegne2016-11-11T16:39:36+00:00

Do You Believe In Resurrection?

2016-11-11T16:39:41+00:00

A Reflection for the Feast of Edith Stein, August 9   Do you believe in Resurrection? Deep down, do you really believe in it? What gives a person the rare ability to sacrifice her life? How did Queen Esther find the courage to offer herself for her people? How did Edith Stein find this same [...]

Do You Believe In Resurrection?2016-11-11T16:39:41+00:00

The Contemplative as Iconoclast: The Countercultural Nature of Contemplation

2016-11-11T16:39:41+00:00

Download: Contemplative as Iconoclast - Buggert Donald W. Buggert, O. Carm.   By way of an introductory comment, let me say that I am not a mystical theologian. I approach this topic as a systematic theologian, and so I present my position more as a question or a "perhaps" rather than as a statement of [...]

The Contemplative as Iconoclast: The Countercultural Nature of Contemplation2016-11-11T16:39:41+00:00

The Carmelite Rule: Reading the Bible in the Quest for Holiness

2016-11-11T16:39:41+00:00

[Download Morrison Carmelite Rule] Craig E. Morrison, O.Carm. Introduction The Carmelite Rule teaches not only by its exhortation but also by its biblical hermeneutic that the path to holiness lies in the prayerful study of the word of God. As Albert developed his response to the hermits who had asked him for a vitae formula, [...]

The Carmelite Rule: Reading the Bible in the Quest for Holiness2016-11-11T16:39:41+00:00

Teresa of Avila: Daughter of the Church

2016-11-11T16:39:42+00:00

By Susan A. Muto, Ph.D. www.epiphanyassociation.org Many and varied are the ways in which one can live a life of dedication to Jesus, of unswerving service to him, as our Divine Master, and to his Bride, the Church. At the basis of all that we do must be who we are as women and men [...]

Teresa of Avila: Daughter of the Church2016-11-11T16:39:42+00:00

The Contemplative as Iconoclast: The Countercultural Nature of Contemplation

2016-11-11T16:39:42+00:00

Donald W. Buggert, O. Carm. By way of an introductory comment, let me say that I am not a mystical theologian. I approach this topic as a systematic theologian, and so I present my position more as a question or a "perhaps" rather than as a statement of fact, and I ask that you receive [...]

The Contemplative as Iconoclast: The Countercultural Nature of Contemplation2016-11-11T16:39:42+00:00

The Carmelite Rule: Reading the Bible in the Quest for Holiness

2016-11-11T16:39:42+00:00

Craig E. Morrison, O.Carm. Pontifical Biblical Institute Via della Pilotta 25 00187 Rome Italy Introduction The Carmelite Rule teaches not only by its exhortation but also by its biblical hermeneutic that the path to holiness lies in the prayerful study of the word of God. As Albert developed his response to the hermits who had [...]

The Carmelite Rule: Reading the Bible in the Quest for Holiness2016-11-11T16:39:42+00:00