Let us ask the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us a fervent longing to be saints for God's greater glory, and let us encourage one another in this effort. (GE 177)
The month of July is always a special month for the entire Carmelite Order, because on the 16th of July we solemnly celebrate Our Lady of Carmel, Regina Decor Carmeli!
“In your birth you have kept virginity, in your dormition you have not left the world, O Mother of God: you have joined the source of life, you who conceived the living God and who, by your prayers, will deliver our souls of death “(Byzantine Liturgy, Troparium of the Feast of the Dormition).
On November 14, Carmel celebrates the feast of all its saints, of those who are in PARADISE and of those who are on earth. They have lived the Carmelite spirituality that contemplates Elijah the prophet, who fixes his gaze on the Virgin Mary, sister and mother, who puts us in the center of the HEART […]
We are in Advent season.
Advent (adventus in Latin) is the arrival, the advent of an important person.
Spontaneously, the thought is focused on the advent of the Word made flesh, on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
“Life was made manifest” (1 Jn 1:2). In these words, the Apostle John sums up the mystery of the Incarnation.
…. a way of community holiness.
The feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the temple, the feast of the meeting is also the World Day of Thanksgiving for the gift of Consecrated Life. It was instituted by Saint John Paul II on January 6, 1997, as the fruit of the Synod of Bishops on Consecrated Life and the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation “Vita Consecrata”, the previous year.
Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten journey, a 40-day journey towards Easter, towards the heart of the liturgical year and of faith.
We are coming to Easter this year with discreet joy, carrying in the heart the suffering and death of so many people caused by the pandemic; but, going deep, this is precisely what opens a door for us to cross the threshold of Holy Easter night, night of light, night of liberation and life.