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Carmelite Quotes Novenas to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Carmelite Saints

Since 2018 we have published unique novenas to seek the intercession of Our Lady and the Saints and Blesseds of Carmel. Our novenas feature scripture and quotes from our Carmelite saints and authors. Here you can browse through various novenas by category; and, you can always use our powerful search engine at any time.

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2022, July 8–16: Introduction

“The volume of the breviary I have with me has a beautiful picture of Our Lady of Mount Carmel… I simply opened the breviary on a little corner shelf above my bed to the left. When I am sitting at the table I only have to glance up in order to see her, and when I am in bed my glance falls directly on the Virgin with the star, ‘The Hope of All Carmelites’.”

St. Joseph Novena 2022: Introduction

“Especially during Lent try to have periods of solitude, silence, and recollection alone with Jesus in the desert. Minister to him with the angels, work for him after the example of St. Joseph in the home of Nazareth…”

St. Teresa of Avila Novena 2022: Introduction

It is always good to ponder the key themes in the lives of our saints—and this is especially true with Saint Teresa of Avila. This year Father Emiel Abalahin, O.Carm. from the Saint Elias Province will guide us as we reflect on nine brief selections from St. Teresa’s writings.

St. John of the Cross Novena 2021: Introduction

In our 2021 Novena to Saint John of the Cross, we will journey along the path of self-denial and love of the cross as he did with one goal in mind: to grow in the union of love with God who is Love.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Novena 2022: Introduction

In this, the 125th anniversary year of the death of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, each day we will share excerpts from her poetry that reveal her eminent doctrine and passionate desire “to love Jesus and to make him loved” as a Discalced Carmelite nun.

St. Edith Stein Novena 2022: Introduction

Author Melissa Presser prayerfully composed this year’s St. Edith Stein Novena. Melissa Presser is a Jewish girl who was led home to the Catholic Church by St. Edith Stein. The theme that she has chosen for this year’s novena is “Waiting.” Melissa writes in her introduction: “It is so hard to wait. Yet, Edith Stein waited patiently while discerning her vocation to religious life. Through this novena, we will learn from Saint Edith Stein how to wait well. Let us make this a beautiful time of waiting with God!”

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