Online Carmelite Retreat 2021
Lent with St. Teresa of Avila
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 or printing this flyer.
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. Teresa of Avila, Discalced Carmelite and Doctor of the Church, the great teacher of the spiritual life — in particular by her book the “Interior Castle”.
On Ash Wednesday (17th of February) you will receive the introductory text of this retreat. Then you will receive the meditations (text and video) for each of the 7 weeks of Lent and Easter, with the following themes:
- 1st Week: In the midst of beasts and angels
- 2nd Week: Listen to him
- 3rd Week: Spring cleaning
- 4th Week: Contemplate the mystery of the Cross
- 5th Week: Enter into the mystery of the Cross
- Holy Week: Experience the mystery of the Cross
- Easter: ”He must rise from the dead”
The content will be available so that you may organize your moments of meditation during the week.
In addition, the daily meditations will be published each day on social media by @carmelitequotes
The texts were prepared by Discalced Carmelite friars from Avon, France, and the translation into English was prepared by a Secular Carmelite from North America and Br. Pier Giorgio Pacelli OCD of ICS Publications, Washington DC.
The online retreat is free of charge. You can register or unsubscribe at any time.
As last time, you will receive weekly, every Friday of Lent, an email message with a new point of inspiration for the following week (text and video), along with short texts for daily prayer.
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!
fr. Roberto Maria OCD
for the Discalced Carmelites in Austria
and ICS Publications, Washington DC
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