Discovering God in Silence

Discovering God in Silence

Originally written for: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2016/02/carmeilte-sisters-discovering-god-in-our-silence/ God cannot be found in noise and agitation. His true power and love are revealed in what is hardly perceptible, in the gentle breeze that requires...
Our Merciful Mother — Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Merciful Mother — Our Lady of Guadalupe

Originally written for: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2016/02/carmeilte-sisters-discovering-god-in-our-silence/ In every approved Marian apparition, Our Lady has a specific mission. Each one reveals a determined and specific message—a unique and necessary...
Silence & Solitude

Silence & Solitude

What aspect of Carmelite Spirituality do you find most helpful for your prayer?  What thoughts have crossed your mind when you have read the Gospel narrative of Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus and Martha “stewing” in the kitchen because she was left alone to do the...
Sometimes Prayer is So Frustrating

Sometimes Prayer is So Frustrating

 Dear Sister,  In the second mansion St. Teresa strongly emphasizes the need for perseverance. Can you help me understand how this works in a practical way? I really struggle to keep a consistent prayer time and to stay focused when I pray. Sometimes it is so...