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...
When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky…the Final Hours of Advent

When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky…the Final Hours of Advent

Our city endured another power outage not too long ago. I remember it quite well because it happened in the middle of the night. The next morning – remember, we wake up way before the dawn – it was amazing to find ourselves in total darkness. Of course, we had placed...
Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

As you and your family enjoy your own customs and traditions surrounding your celebration of Advent and Christmas, we invite you to experience with us one of our cherished Advent traditions – our Christmas Novena of Las PosadasLas Posadas translated as “the inns...
Reclaiming Advent with Mary

Reclaiming Advent with Mary

Each year, as the final month of the year appears on the horizon, we begin to notice that something is different. Some people say it is the final drenching of color blown from our trees to the ground below which heralds the coming of a new season. Others talk about...
Advent…Allowing Christ to Rest in Us

Advent…Allowing Christ to Rest in Us

On the First Sunday in Advent, all over the world – in Los Angeles, in Rome, in Tibet – wherever Christians gather, in cathedrals and around kitchen tables, a single candle will be lit – the first candle of the Advent wreath. That single candle pierces the darkness....