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On Marian Visions
May 24, 2020
| apparitions, Carmelites, Catholic, charity, Church teaching, faith, Holy Spirit, Marian, Mary, obedience, prayer life, reflection, Scripture, St. Augustine, St. Teresa, visions
As we continue to honor Mary in this month of May I would like share a few words on Marian apparitions or visions, a topic I mentioned in my last reflection. I had explained how the relationship of us Carmelites to Our Lady is founded on Sacred Scripture and the Church's teachings more than on these extraordinary phenomena. In this we attempt to live a life similar to hers, which was led by the
Reflections from Mount Carmel Center - April 7, 2020
Apr 14, 2020
| bishops, care for others, Catholic, discernment, Jesus, love, obedience, pandemic, prayer, reflection, Sacraments, service
I would like to share a few more thoughts about the topic addressed last time, which was the reactions many are having about the bishops' response to the present pandemic. I know there are many brave Catholics who are very much willing to risk their lives in order to receive the Sacraments, and that is very laudable. However, this is not just about the impact that
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep 22, 2018
Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20Resp.: Psalm 54: 3-4, 5, 6-8(6b)2nd Reading: James 3:16-4:3Gospel: Mark 9:30-37The reading from St James tells us a lot about what has been happening during the life of the world. So many times we ask for what we think we need but actually don't need those things. He says "You do not possess because you do not ask. You
General Chapter - Monday, May 18
May 21, 2015
| Carmelite, Catholic, community, Constitutions, discussion, formation, General Chapter, John of the Cross, Norms, opinion, reflection, spirituality, Teresa, theological study, Therese of Lisieux
In this morning's first session we returned to the topic of Saturday, namely, formation. The responses submitted by the coetus groups following their discussions Saturday afternoon were summarized for us by the day's moderator. Then the floor was opened for further comment. You know, that's