Novena to St. John of the Cross

Novena to St. John of the Cross

Novena to St. John of the Cross December 14 is a great Solemnity for us Carmelites as we celebrate St. John of the Cross, Carmelite priest, reformer with St. Teresa of Avila, Spanish poet, and doctor of the Church, “Doctor of Mystical Theology”. From the St. John of...
Novena to All Carmelite Saints

Novena to All Carmelite Saints

Novena to All Carmelite Saints The Carmelite order has been richly blessed with men and women, who have made this same earthly pilgrimage we are walking now. They stand ready to be our spiritual companions, to encourage us, to share their wisdom with us. From each one...
Novena to St Teresa

Novena to St Teresa

Novena to St. Teresa of Avila October 15 is a great feast for us Carmelites as we celebrate St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite nun, mystic, reformer, and doctor of the Church, “Doctor of Prayer”. From the great St. Teresa of Avila, we learn about personal and...
Novena – Day 9 | Blessed Josepha Naval Girbés

Novena – Day 9 | Blessed Josepha Naval Girbés

Novena Day 9 Blessed Josepha Naval Girbés (1820-1893) “Prayer, prayer…pray for a while each day, and life will be easier and bearable. Learn to speak with God without words and, in this way, practice the prayer of meditation. Be faithful and reverent before the Lord...
Novena – Day 8 | Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat

Novena – Day 8 | Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat

Novena Day 8 Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat (1880-1936) “I must obey, because it is the will of God.” Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat Feast Day ~ July 24 Mercedes was born in Barcelona in 1880, and from her earliest childhood, committed herself to God. Even as a young girl,...
Novena – Day 7 | Blessed Francis Palau y Quer

Novena – Day 7 | Blessed Francis Palau y Quer

Novena Day 7 Blessed Francis Palau y Quer (1811-1872) “The voice of God leaves no emptiness in the soul, it fills her and does not doubt.” Blessed Francis Palau y Quer Feast Day ~ November 7 The seventh of nine children, Francis was born in Spain, in 1811 into a...
Novena – Day 6 | Blessed Mary of the Incarnation

Novena – Day 6 | Blessed Mary of the Incarnation

Novena Day 6 Blessed Mary of the Incarnation (1566–1618) “Lord Jesus, I very humbly beg you to look from now on through my eyes, speak by my tongue, and accomplish by all my members and senses the things which are agreeable to you.” Blessed Mary of the Incarnation...
Novena – Day 5 | Saint Raphael Kalinowski

Novena – Day 5 | Saint Raphael Kalinowski

Novena Day 5 Saint Raphael Kalinowski (1835–1907) “Our Redeemer ever present in the most Blessed Sacrament, extends His hands to everyone. He opens His heart and says, ‘Come to Me, all of you.’” Saint Raphael Kalinowski Feast Day ~ November 19 Jozef Kalinowski was...
Novena – Day 4 | Saint Maria Maravillas of Jesus

Novena – Day 4 | Saint Maria Maravillas of Jesus

Novena Day 4 Saint Maria Maravillas of Jesus (1891-1974) “The sole thing I do many times in the day is to say to the Lord that I wish to live only to love Him and to please Him; that I desire all that He wishes in the way that He wills.” Saint Maria Maravillas of...
Novena – Day 3 | Saint Henry de Osso y Cervello

Novena – Day 3 | Saint Henry de Osso y Cervello

Novena Day 3 Saint Henry de Osso y Cervello (1840-1896) “Christ lived, ate, slept, spoke, kept silent, walked, worked, sweat, got tired, rested, was hungry, thirsty and poor; in a word, He suffered and died for us and for our salvation. Why is it, then, that we cannot...
Novena – Day 2 | Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart

Novena – Day 2 | Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart

Novena Day 2 Saint Teresa Margaret Redi (1747-1770) “I am resolved to give complete obedience in everything without exception, not only to my superiors, but also to my equals and inferiors, so as to learn from you, my God, who made yourself obedient in far more...
Novena – Day 1 | Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew

Novena – Day 1 | Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew

Novena Day 1 Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew (1549 – 1626) “Silence is precious; by keeping silence and knowing how to listen to God, the soul grows in wisdom and God teaches it what it cannot learn from men.” Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew Feast Day ~ June 7...
Nine Carmelite Saints You Might Not Have Met Yet

Nine Carmelite Saints You Might Not Have Met Yet

Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint John of the Cross and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux are the probably among the most well-known saints from the Carmelite order. However, the Carmelite family has been richly blessed with many other saintly men and women who might not have the...
The Divine Mercy Challenge

The Divine Mercy Challenge

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the...
The Divine Mercy Challenge

Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Thursday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 7 (Easter Thursday) The souls who especially venerate and glorify My mercy “Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Tuesday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 5 (Easter Tuesday) The souls of those who have separated themselves from the Church “Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Wednesday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 6 (Easter Wednesday) The meek and humble souls and souls of little children “Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Saturday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 9 (Easter Saturday) The souls who have become lukewarm “Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Sunday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 3 (Easter Sunday) All devout and faithful souls “Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Monday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 4 (Easter Monday) Those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Me “Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me, I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Holy Saturday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 2 (Holy Saturday) The souls of priests and religious “Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Good Friday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 1 (Good Friday) All mankind, especially sinners “Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges...
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Divine Mercy Novena (Easter Friday)

Divine Mercy NovenaDay 8 (Easter Friday) The souls who are detained in purgatory “Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these...
Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 9 – November 14

Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 9 – November 14

Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 9 – November 14“We should rest entirely in His hands, understanding that His eyes are always upon us, that He will see to it that we lack nothing and grant us anything that we need, if it is for our own good.”Venerable Mother...
Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 8

Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 8

Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 8 – November 13“In order to know God, we must often think of Him; and when we cometo love Him, we shall then also think of Him often, for our heart will be with our treasure.”Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection Brother...