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Lenten Meditations with St. Teresa of Avila at Little Flower Basilica, San Antonio
Apr 14, 2014 | Christ, church, faith, Lent, Little Flower, meditations, prayer, reflection, spiritual life, spirituality, St. Teresa
From Monday March 31st to Friday April 4th the Discalced Carmelite Friars of our San Antonio community gave the parishioners of Little Flower Church a series of lenten meditations based on St. Teresa’s writings. These were offered both in English and Spanish and were well attended by a group of some of our enthusiastic parishioners. The Pastor, Fr. Luis G. Belmonte chose different and very evocative
Abbey Youth Fest 2014
On the weekend of March 22nd I traveled to Covington, Louisiana to participate in and do vocational promotion at the Abbey Youth Fest. This event is organized every year by the Benedictine monks of St. Josephʼs Abbey. It draws many young people from different parts of the nation come together to celebrate the joy of following Christ in his Church. Those who attend can enjoy awesome live Christian
St. Therese, the Little Flower in My Life
1939 was an important time in the life of my parents, Irene and Tucker Bowen.They had been married 8 years and had no children but both of them desperately wanted one. Irene had a malformed uterus and so she went to the doctor who worked on her and miracles do happen because she conceived after only one year of treatment. They were both so happy to be able now to have a child. My mother had a good
Visiting the Port Tobacco Carmel
From February 10 to the 14 I had the joy of visiting the Carmel of Pt. Tobacco, Maryland for the first time. This community of prayerful women is located in the same site where the first Carmel in the US was founded. I went there at the request of the sisters to give them some conferences on St. John of the Cross, specifically on the topics of the Holy Spirit the the value of holy desires in his writings
50th Jubilee of Religious Profession
On Saturday January 25th, with much joy and gratitude to God, our friars of San Antonio and some from other communities joined our nuns from the San Antonio Carmel in celebrating the 50th Profession Jubilee of Mother Teresita Leonard.We celebrated the Holy Eucharist, with our Provincial Fr. Luis Castañeda presiding. The convent’s chapel was overflowing with friends, family members, and