We celebrate the birthday of our Discalced Carmelite Superior General Miguel Márquez Calle, sharing an excerpt from his 16 July 2022 meditation, “With Mary, Sister: Hope and Way.” Here’s a quote: “Mary is a presence deep-seated in the veins of our humanity.”
St. Edith Stein Novena 2022: Day Eight
Upon the death of a lay sister in the Carmel of Cologne, St. Edith Stein wrote to a friend that she was not worried about her "Master" Edmund Husserl, who was seriously ill and, in fact, would die one month later. Edith had one, straightforward reason not to worry: "It has always been far from me to think that God's mercy allows itself to be circumscribed by the visible church's boundaries. God is truth"
Quote of the day, 12 August: Paul-Marie of the Cross, O.C.D.
As the soul is united to Christ, so Carmel is hidden in Mary. She is, par excellence, the contemplative soul.
Quote of the day, 27 July: Blessed Titus Brandsma
So there is no opposition of the contemplative life to the active. The former is the great support of the latter.
Quote of the day, 9 January: Oswaldo Azuaje, O.C.D.
To leave the Order, which has been my home, isn't easy.
Quote of the day: 16 September
We can remain in God’s presence, however busy we are, however we feel
Carmelite spirituality: apostolic or contemplative?
Carmelite spirituality is not contemplative and apostolic. It is apostolic because it is contemplative
Quote of the day: 9 July
Carmel finds in Mary the fullness of the spirit that is its own
The influence of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
I want to live a life of heaven, as Elizabeth says
Quote of the day: 4 June
Mary’s sisterhood is an insight that can be shared with the wider Church
Marie du jour 2020: 28 May
I wander in spirit to this special place of veneration of Our Lady of the Scapular
Quote of the day: 27 February
How do we become holy? It is here that John of the Cross makes a painful observation: I am confident that the Lord will help me explain this matter because it is extremely necessary to so many souls. Even though these souls have begun to walk along the road of virtue, and our Lord desires... Continue Reading →
Quote of the day: 25 February
Let us climb the mountain of Love
Quote of the day: 12 November
Carmelites depend on God alone