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

Message for Lent 2019

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« For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God» (Rm 8:19)

  

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Human Fraternity

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 It is a text that has been given honest and serious thought so as to be a joint declaration of good and heartfelt aspirations. It is a document that invites all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together so that it may serve as a guide for future generations to advance a culture of mutual respect in the awareness of the great divine grace that makes all human beings brothers and sisters.   

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Our Lord’s Presentation in Jerusalem, the Holy Land

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Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem and presented him to Simion and the prophetess Anne. Simion and Anne weere overwhelmed in realizing Jesus as the Messiah, the Light of all nations.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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