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

August 25, 2015

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On August 25, the Church will celebrate for the first time as a Saint, our sister Mariam of Jesus Crucified. Canonized on 17 May, she is now included in the calendar of the universal Church.

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July a Carmelite month!

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 In the beginning of summer, we received the beautiful encyclical of Pope Francis: "Laudato Si’". When we meditate and contemplate the landscape of our holiday or those of our everyday life illuminated by a bright sunshine and the joy of making new friends, “we can see God reflected in all that exists” and “our hearts are moved to praise the Lord for all his creatures and to worship him in union with them” (Laudato Si’ 87)

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Laudato Si'

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Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.
(Laudato Si' 13)

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Two Flowers of Holiness of the Holy Land

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On 17th May, the Lord will make a great gift to his Church. And primarily it is a great gift to our Church in the Holy Land, but also to the whole Church. Two daughters of our land, two Palestinian will be canonized: Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878) and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas (1843-1927).

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Easter 2015

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"Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, the women came to the tomb." (cf Mk 16.2).

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A year of grace

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On March 28th we will celebrate joyfully the anniversary of our holy Foundress who will be five hundred years old! Teresa of Jesus was born in Avila (Spain) on March 28, 1515, and more precisely on a Wednesday at five o'clock in the morning, as her father has registered, Don Alonso Sánchez de Cepeda, son of Juan Sanchez, a converted Jewish merchant from Toledo.

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Canonization of Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified

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"I bring you great joy which shall be to all people"
(Luke 2:10)
Our sister, Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified, Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878),
will be canonized on May 17, 2015 in Rome.

 

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Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2015

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Make your hearts firm” (Jas 5:8)
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 Jn 4:19). 

 

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Merry Christmas 2014

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In Carmel, the Christmas celebrations are always very joyful and profound at the same time, in the contemplation of the unfathomable love of God who takes flesh of our flesh. 

 

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Advent 2014

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In the Advent season we await the coming of the Lord and we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Son of God in our flesh; it is a time of joyful hope.  This hope is totally orientated to the presence of Emmanuel, and his final coming.

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