Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March News Items





St. Teresa's Interior Castle-New Video Game

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 Pope Francis has approved the heroic virtue of the Servant of God, 
Zechariah Santa Teresa The Servant of God, Zechariah Santa Teresa 
(Salterian Vizcarra), was born in 1887 in Abadiño, a province of 
Vizcaya in Spain. I Entered the Teresian Carmel on 10th September 
1903 and after being ordained priest in 1912...Read more


Friday, January 3, 2014

The Virtue of Obedience

St. Luke Church-Danville, Ohio

At our next community meeting, we will be studying the letters of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila). I will be focusing on her teaching on the virtue of obedience.  St. Teresa doesn't mince words, even with prioresses who are disobedient. In 1582, St. Teresa sent a scathing letter to Anne of Jesus during the foundation at Granada. This letter has been given the title the "Terrible Letter."  I will post that letter later, for now, please visit Spirit Singing in which I discuss the virtue of obedience and the point of our Rule, No. 15 that speaks of our promise of obedience to the local council and the superiors of the order.

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fr. Deacon Michael Lee, OCDS, STL, is a member of our Secular Carmelite Community of the Holy Family.

Fr. Deacon Michael Lee, OCDS, STL
Deacon for the Eparchy of Parma



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Male Carmel in Chile

Francisco Sumonte Oyarzun

It was in 1900 when the first friars arrived from Peru, to evangelize this land in which our Carmelite nuns had been present from some years previously.

Carmel was born in Chile as the fruit of love for Mary, our mother. We, the Discalced Carmelite friars, also work from our monasteries to be able to spread abundant fruit in love and truth, fidelity and perseverance, making God's kingdom present in the midst of our people.

We are able to say that our Chilean Carmel is growing. Until a few years ago, we were a Vicariate belonging to the Saint Joachim Province of Navarre. In the General definitory celebrated in 2010, we were established as a Commissariat, placed under the protection of our mother, the Virgin of Carmel.

As a fruit of prayer, our service to the community was born in an abundant Manner, by means of our different communities spread throughout the country. At the present time info we have seven communities.



Dr Susan Muto is Executive Director and co-founder of the Epiphany Association, which promotes spiritual formation for person and community, and Dean of the Academy of Formative Spirituality in Pittsburgh. She lectures nationally and internationally and is the author of over thirty books. In this article, she explores the nature of spiritual hiddenness in the life of Thérèse - seeing it as a springboard to deeper faith and union with Christ, and as a path that is very relevant for our times.