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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
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 21, 2020
| Christian life, God the Father, God's providence, Holy Spirit, Jesus, love, Mass readings, peace, prayer, reflection, Sacraments, St. Therese
Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Resp. Psalm: Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:15-18 Gospel: John 14:15-21 Things aren't always what they seem. Usually if we feel comfortable and our surroundings appeal to us we think that we are in the right place, doing the right thing. On the other hand, we can be tempted to believe that just be cause we are
Carmelite Marian Spirituality
May 10, 2020
During this month of May dedicated to the most Blessed Virgin Mary, I would like to share a reflection on her, the most remarkable woman in history and our Mother in the order of grace.We Carmelites have a most special bond with Our Lady, since we are the first religious order in the West dedicated to her love and service. In fact, our official name, Discalced