Watching and Waiting — Advent in Carmel

Watching and Waiting — Advent in Carmel

Originally Written For: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2015/12/carmelite-sisters-watching-waiting-advent-in-carmel/ Advent in Carmel To experience Advent in Carmel is to enter into a rarified atmosphere that is filled to the brim with Carmel’s living legacy of...
Getting To The Heart of the Matter

Getting To The Heart of the Matter

How many times have you heard the expression, “GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER!”? St. John of the Cross loses no time on that one for he counsels us, ” Where there is no love, put love and you will find love.”To  better understand the place of...
Love In Any Language…Come Holy Spirit

Love In Any Language…Come Holy Spirit

By Sister Immaculata “Love in any language, straight from the heart Pulls us all together, never apart And once we learn to speak it All the world will know, Love in any language, fluently spoken here.” I remember several years ago singing this song in a...
Pray Always?

Pray Always?

By: Sister Mary Louise, O.C.D.”Seriously? Pray always?”That is not an uncommon reaction to St. Paul’s admonition to pray always without ceasing. Does he know what we’re up against, the demands on our time and energy, the pace of our modern world, not to...
Resurrection Moments

Resurrection Moments

By: Sister ImmaculataMy grandmother, whom I affectionately called ‘Meme’ was filled with love. I grew especially close to her since for the last twenty years of her life she suffered from near-blindness. I helped her with her mail, her bookkeeping, and...
The Heart of Lent in Carmel

The Heart of Lent in Carmel

By: Sister Marie-Aimee, O.C.D.When I was a freshman in college, long before I knew the Carmelites, I decided to give up music for Lent with the intention of making myself more available for prayer. It was the hardest Lent I ever experienced. It was the best too. I...