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If You But Knew the Gift of God

If You But Knew the Gift of God

Sister Mary Colombière, O.C.D.How do you get to know someone better?When my Dad first became interested in my Mom, he learned where she lived and then went to her home hoping to visit with her. However, my grandmother was not too keen on his attempt to get...

I Want to See God!!!

I Want to See God!!!

Pray as you can, not as you can’t. Each person prays according to his/her personality and gifts. God receives a unique form of praise from each person.

A Family of Vocations

A Family of Vocations

As we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, we are reminded of this year’s theme, “Family Created for Love.” We are privileged to have such a family right here in our Carmel! The seed of vocations start in the home and the divine Gardener found...

Practical Tips for Family: Words of Wisdom

Practical Tips for Family: Words of Wisdom

Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. Many of you, I am sure, have sat patiently and listened to the flight attendants give you all the safety tips before your flight. "Please adjust your own mask before helping other's with theirs." Family life is filled with...

What’s in a song?

What’s in a song?

Our overarching song this month is: Wind Beneath My Wings. So, what’s in a song? Well, how about – “I could fly higher than an eagle, ’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.” The lyrics to this song can actually teach us quite a lot about the Sacred Heart and His nurturing love in our lives.

A Reflection by Sr Cecilia Marie

A Reflection by Sr Cecilia Marie

By: Sister Cecilia Marie of St. Therese, O.C.D. “From henceforth you shall be called…”What will it be, Lord? Alright, Lord I’ve surrendered. May Your Will be done! Oh, but Lord I really would like this name!” These are the thoughts that occupied my mind as...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

On this lovely feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, I encourage you, if you haven’t already done so, to foster within yourself a relationship with Our Lady as a child to a mother. After all, she truly is your heavenly mother. As you pray, think of her as gazing lovingly upon on you, her child. Look into her eyes.

He Grants our Deepest Desires

He Grants our Deepest Desires

Reflection by Sister Meredith of Christ Crucified, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! By God’s grace, I will soon be professing my final vows to our Lord Jesus Christ, binding myself to be poor, chaste, and obedient forever. I couldn’t ask for anything more!...

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

A mother’s heart knows the meaning of suffering, especially when she is faced with the suffering of her child. Yet, our Lady of Sorrows shows us that the darkest moments in our lives can become great moments of hope in God’s goodness. Mary’s faith in God’s graciousness transformed her sorrow into hope. Her motherly heart answers our suffering with love.

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