What is the Carmelite Charism? (Pt. 2)

What is the Carmelite Charism? (Pt. 2)

This is the second part of Sister Mary Colombiere’s article on charism.  Part One focused on charisms in general while this portion is about the Carmelite charism in particular.  Click here to read Part One.Every religious community is unique because it lives...
For Greater Things You Were Born

For Greater Things You Were Born

The complete* text of Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.’s address to the Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, September 16, 2014When Allen Lund called me last year about this morning’s Prayer Breakfast, my first response was, “Allen, you need a big name for your...
Schools Without Books

Schools Without Books

During the 1920s the government grew increasingly hostile to the Catholic Church and the schools became unsafe for Catholic children.  The bishop had to tell all the Catholic families in his diocese not to send their children to the public schools anymore. This...
Remembering Mother Margarita Maria

Remembering Mother Margarita Maria

Mother Margarita Maria, O.C.D.February 25, 1903 – September 21, 1988Those who knew Mother Margarita know that throughout life her goal was to be faithful to Christ until the end. This was a predominant thought expressed in many of her speeches and finally...
The Goal of Carmel

The Goal of Carmel

Dear Sister Mary Colombiere,I know that all Catholic spiritualities are centered on Christ and the Gospel.  But what is the ultimate goal of Carmelite Spirituality? Life is a journey through time and every journey has a beginning and an end. The goal of every journey...