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

You have been endowed from your birth with princely gifts

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"You have been endowed from your birth with princely gifts; in eternal splendor, before the dawn of light on earth, I have begotten you."  (Christmas, Antiphon 1, evening prayer)
Throughout all the Advent time we had repeated: "Come, o Lord, show us your face!" Behold the invisible becomes visible, behold our God makes his face shine upon us and gives us His grace ... (see Nm. 6.24) No one has ever seen God,  the only Son, Jesus, the child of Bethlehem, he has revealed him to us !

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Merry Christmas

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As we have the grace to live in the Holy Land, it is with the recent words of our Pope Francis we wish you a Merry Christmas, in a deep spiritual communion in the heart of the Church.
 

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Joyful hope arises in our hearts

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We have entered the season of Advent : a joyful hope arises in our hearts and we are vibrating with joy ... The Lord is coming, He is coming back, He will manifest Himself full of glory and we wait for Him, we longing for His day.
 

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Carmelites in the Middle East

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The Discalced Carmelites of the four carmels in Holy Land ( Bethlehem , Jerusalem, Haifa and Nazareth) have been called to live our vocation to Carmel on a specific land, that of Revelation and the Incarnation. In order to be faithful to our vocation is always necessary to deepen our identity and our mission today in the Middle East. It is good to hear again the question the Lord posed to the prophet Elijah in the cave: "Elijah, why are you here?” (1 Kings 19, 13)

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30th anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified

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1983 – November 13th – 2013
The vocation to holiness is also the fruit of revelation and knowledge. The Gospel today speaks to us with piercing words. Jesus says: "I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him." (Mt 11:25-27 ) .

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Close the door or open the door?

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If we listen to Jesus in the Gospel, we learn that to enter into prayer we must first close the door of our room, so we may
be available in the depths of ourselves to pray to the Father: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and
pray to your Father who is in s secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you."(Mt 6:6)

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"Who is weak, and I am not weak?"

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Every day we face the same news which weakens our hope of a true "spring" in the Middle East, where justice and peace may flourish.

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The Marian life of Carmel

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On July 16, the Carmelite Order celebrates our Lady as its Patroness, Queen and Beauty of Carmel. Our religious family is particularly consecrated to the love of the Holy Mother of God.

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Did you know that...

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¿Did you know that two Carmelites participated in the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro? Two young Carmelites, one is 24 years old, the other just 19; they were filled with faith and enthusiasm...

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To Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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I greet you, O Virgin of Carmel,
with Elijah who discovered that the Lord
was neither  in the fire nor in the thunder
but in a tiny whispering sound.
Teach us to be attentive to
the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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