Following Mary’s example, the contemplative is a person centred in God. (VDQ 10)

The Epiphany of the Lord

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"They saw the child with Mary, his mother, and bowed down to adore ..." (Matt. 2,11)

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Christmas, the surprises that God likes

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Let us allow ourselves to be surprised by Jesus this Christmas!

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The need of God, the need of the absolute.

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"As a Child, St. John of the Cross had been taken, very early, by a deep need of his whole being: to find God. It is, we might say, an innate grace, the tone that the baptismal grace takes in him: he finds in his grace a need, a thirst for God. (...)

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To live the season of Avent

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"Gaudete and Exultate" ("Rejoice and be glad" Mt.5,12) are the first words of the Apostolic Exhortation that Pope Francis wanted to write to Christians about holiness. To receive this invitation allows us to contemplate again and again how to live this time of Advent which is given to us.

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Carmelites in the Middle East

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           As Carmelites in the Holy Land (Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nazareth) from Egypt (The Fayoum) and Syria (Aleppo), we are called to live our vocation in Carmel in a very precise land; a land  of Revelation and Incarnation. To be true to this call in the Middle East of today, we must of necessity deepen our sense of mission. 

 

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The Transfiguration

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                  Can you find the angels in the icon of the Transfiguration ?

 

 

 

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Blessed Maria Felicia of Holy Sacrement «Chiquitunga», ocd, from Asunción (Paraguay)

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                  María Felicia Guggiarri Echeverría, familiarly known as «Chiquitunga», was born on January 12th, 1925, in Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, Paraguay.

 

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Gaudete et exsultate

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            “Rejoice and be glad!” urges our Holy Father, Pope Francis, as he exhorts us to a life of sanctity.

              God summons us to come, to choose and freely accept this challenge.

 

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Jesus in all His Splendor

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                 Here we are with our Easter celebrations!  

           Our Lord has given His life in full obedience as a humble Servant, resurrected in glorious majesty, luminous and resplendent.

 

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Carmelite Brothers and Sisters in the Middle East

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                   Such was the theme of the 18–23 September 2017 Session for the Carmelites from the five communities of the Carmelite Association in the Holy Land held in Amman, Jordan.  

 

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