Nothing Is Impossible to God

Nothing Is Impossible to God

Often when I introduce myself, people seem surprised. “I thought Carmelites were cloistered?” Occasionally there is a slight tone of suspicion in their voice, as if maybe we were escapees or something. I am always prompt to clarify things for them. While most...
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...
How to Overcome Worry by Trusting God

How to Overcome Worry by Trusting God

Originally posted on: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2014/01/ask-a-carmelite-how-to-overcome-worry-by-rusting-god/ Dear Sister, I worry a lot. I worry about myself and my family. People sometimes tell me that I worry far too much.  I can’t help it. As a child,...