St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross

St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross

 There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.-Saint Thomas Aquinas Picture in your imagination a recreation room in a Carmelite monastery of nuns or in a Carmelite Friary! A young Carmelite nun spots a pair of castanets on a shelf,...
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...
Religious Are Reaching Out During the Year of Consecrated Life

Religious Are Reaching Out During the Year of Consecrated Life

Orders find ways to interact with laypeople to introduce them to the consecrated way of life By Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV Newsweekly The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles were looking for 10,000 people to make a commitment to pray for...
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...
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...