Online Carmelite Retreat 2020
With St. John of the Cross
Dear friends, here we are once again to invite you to experience this Lent in a spirit of communion through an online retreat prepared especially for you by the Discalced Carmelite friars.
If you have registered already and received the meditations from one of the previous retreats, you do not need to register again.
However, don’t hesitate to extend an invitation to your friends and acquaintances so that they can register using the form on the website:
We suggest that you share this link with your Christian community, parish, ecclesial movement, association, or prayer group. You also can promote this initiative through social media.
Inviting others to pray through the retreat is an excellent way to evangelize and witness to your faith.
This Lent we will be guided by the beautiful writings of St. John of the Cross, a Doctor of the Church who pioneered the Discalced Carmelite reform with St. Teresa in the sixteenth century.
At the end of February, you will receive the introductory text of this retreat. Then you will receive the meditations for each of the 7 weeks of Lent and Easter, with the following themes:
- 1st week: The obstacle within us
- 2nd week: Only Jesus
- 3rd week: Straight to the heart
- 4th week: Journey in the night
- 5th week: New life
- Holy Week: “The true spiritual person”
- Easter: “On that glad night”
The content will be available so that you may organize your moments of meditation during the week. The texts were prepared by Discalced Carmelite friars from Avon, France, and the translation into English was prepared by Secular Carmelites from North America.
The online retreat is free of charge. You can register or unsubscribe at any time.
If you have any difficulty in receiving the meditations, please send an email to:
With this invitation to the online retreat, we extend our sincere wishes for a blessed Lent!
Elijah’s Breeze on behalf of
fr. Roberto Maria OCD and
The Discalced Carmelites in Austria