As we grow in the spiritual life, we may find that our prayer becomes less focused on what we are doing and more about what God is doing in us. Saint John of the Cross defines this type of prayer as “an inpouring of God into the soul” and offers three signs to help discern…
We’re going to have a big mission for the end of Lent. I’m already praying for the success of this mission. Oh, I desire so much to gather souls to my Jesus! I would give my life only to contribute to the redemption of one of these souls that Jesus has loved so much. Ah, I would like to make him known, to make him loved in all the earth.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Excerpt from her diary, 2 February 1899
1stSunday of Lent 2019 ( C ) Here we are at the first Sunday of Lent. People came to the church on Wednesday to receive their ashes, to begin Lent well. Many people give up things for Lent; chocolate is a popular one, alcohol is another, some people who smoke give up cigarettes. Lent is […]
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Within the heart love is never isolating. Love unites the lack of love separates. The unifying intent of love within the heart is important. Why? It is from the heart that a person primarily interacts with the world. Within that vision our minds must always …. The post Lent: A Season for the Heart appeared…
The power of a soul surrendered to love is so great…
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 225 to Canon Angles
Shortly before the beginning of Lent, 1905
When the Lord wants a soul for Himself, creatures have little strength to prevent this.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The Book of Her Foundations, Chapter 10, No. 8
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Whether you’ve been praying for many years or if you are just beginning, we all have one thing in common: the need for conversion. Lent is a season specifically set aside by the Church to focus on repentance and conversion. In this episode we explore what the Carmelite tradition has to teach us about living…
Carmelite Online Retreat
St. Edith Stein
Teresia Benedicta a Cruce OCD
Prepare yourself for the coming Easter together with the Discalced Carmelites
Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross is co-patroness of Europe. Before entering Carmel and taking this name, Edith Stein already had a long life as a philosopher and lecturer. Born in Prussia in 1891, a Jew who became agnostic, she undertook a quest for truth through philosophy and the events of her life, until her discovery of Christ.
Baptized at the age of 31, she became a remarkable Catholic intellectual. Forbidden to teach by the Nazis, she entered the Carmel of Cologne in 1933 and had to flee to the Carmel of Echt in Holland in 1939. Arrested with her sister Rosa Stein, she died at the Auschwitz camp on August 9, 1942, leaving us her work and a powerful message. During this Lent, her writings and her life will nourish our meditation on this paschal journey in the footsteps of Christ.
How do I make the retreat?
Click here to access the registration page; follow the instructions and complete the registration form on the page. Click Submit, you will be registered for the retreat. You will receive a confirmation message by email. Weekly, every Friday of Lent, you will receive another email message with a new point of inspiration for the following week, along with short texts for daily prayer.
Participation in this retreat is completely free!
If you have any difficulty in registering or if there are any problems, please email the retreat coordinators at email@example.com
With best wishes for a Lent filled with blessings from Heaven,
The Discalced Carmelite Friars of Paris and Austria
The retreat texts were written by Fr. Philippe Huguele ocd, from the Carmelites of Paris. The English translation is by Joanne Brydson ocds (Canada).