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

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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Saint Mariam of Jesus Crucified Patroness for Worldwide and Middle East Peace

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                   The relics of St. Mary of Jesus Crucified toured not only through various parts of the Middle East, but also further afield, giving an impetus to prayer for Peace.

 

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The Habit of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

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     "She has given us the Habit of her Order

that we may be, in the world, her living image"

 

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Ascension

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      Let us turn now to the Mount of Olives as the disciples watched Our Lord Jesus ascend into heaven, making us partakers of His divinity!

 

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Easter morning

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      St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross (St. Edith Stein) wrote this text in 1924 when she was a teacher at the Convent of the Dominicans in Speyer. This is a very beautiful meditation as we approach the mystery of the Resurrection.

 

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