Saints

The Gospel sustains me

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Author(s)/Editor(s): 
Edited by Johan Bergström-Allen, T.O.C.& Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm.
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www.carmelite.org

Foreword by the Dean of York Minster
St Thérèse has become deeply valued and loved by innumerable people both within the Roman Catholic Church and beyond. This is of a piece with the paradox of her whole life. On the surface her life was a withdrawal, a career in obscurity and seemingly without significance in the wider world. But this same Thérèse seems to us now of huge importance to our world,

LOVE FOR LOVE The Life and Works of St. Teresa of Jesus

Author(s)/Editor(s): 
ICS Publications
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http://www.karmel.at/ics

Foreword

Yesterday in our monastery church we had perpetual adoration [forty hours devotion].

THE SPIRIT OF ST. ELIZABETH AS IT INFORMED HER LIFE

Author(s)/Editor(s): 
ICS Publications
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http://www.karmel.at/ics

Why has our time developed such a fondness we might even call it a craze for jubilees? Could it be the oppressive burden of misery that arouses the desire to withdraw again and again for a short breathing spell from the gray, oppressive atmosphere of the present time and to warm oneself a little in the sun of better days? But such flight from the present would be an unproductive way to celebrate jubilees, and we may assume that a deeper, healthier desire, even if not clearly conscious of itself, motivates these glimpses into the past.

ON THE HISTORY AND SPIRIT OF CARMEL

Author(s)/Editor(s): 
ISP
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http://www.karmel.at/ics

Until a few years ago, very little from our silent monasteries penetrated into the world. It is different today. People talk a lot about Carmel and want to hear something about life behind the high walls. This is chiefly attributable to the great saints of our time who have captivated the entire Catholic world with amazing speed, for instance, St Therese of the Child Jesus.(2) Gertrud von le Fort's novel about Carmel(3) has vigorously directed German intellectual circles to our Order as has her beautiful foreword to the letters of Marie Antoinette de Geuser.(4)

CARMEL IN PRINT

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Province of PCM
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http://carmelnet.org/publications.html

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Fr. Ernest Larkin, O.Carm. Approximately 100 articles on Carmelite Spirituality are available online. Click his name above to navigate to his section of our web site.
  • Fr. John Russell, O.Carm. Numerous articles on St. Thérèse and Carmelite Spirituality are available to you by clicking on his name.
  • Fr. Kevin Shanley, O.Carm. We have placed online many of Fr. Kevin’s newspaper articles on just about every topic you might imagine. Click his name above to navigate to his section of this site.

Pope Benedict on St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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Pope Benedict XVI
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www.carmelite.org

On 6th April 2011, during his general audience in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI focussed on Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897) as part of a series of catecheses on the Doctors of the Church.
(The abbreviations in brackets refer to Thérèse’s various writings, including her autobiography Story of a Soul, her prayers, her poetry and her letters.)

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