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About thecarmelite

Third Order Carmelite; lover of the Church; defender of the Faith.

New Catholic Saint Has New England Ties

On the morning of Sunday, October 17, tens of thousands of people will be at the Olympic Stadium in Montréal, Canada to watch the canonization of six new saints of the Catholic Church on jumbo screens live from the Vatican. … Continue reading

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About Women Priests in the Catholic Church

You may have read columnist Dianne Williamson’s statements about the Catholic Church’s stance on women priests (T&G, 7/18, p. B1); …let me explain/defend the Church’s teaching. First, there is no such thing as a woman priest.  Such a person would … Continue reading

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What is Spiritual Direction?

The Art – and Heart – of Spiritual Direction In the midst of an ever-increasing secular society, more and more Catholics (and people of other faiths, including Judaism and Islam) seem to be discovering the beauty of Spiritual Direction.  For … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina

Just what is Lectio Divina?  It is Latin for Sacred Reading…a five step “process” for guided prayer.  Step 1 — Lectio:  the reading itself. Let’s use, for example, Mark 10:46-52 – about the blind man, Bartimaeus.  The whole passage would be … Continue reading

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Come aside for awhile and rest…

Aaahhh…the need to come aside for some refreshment…time with just me and God…time to recharge!  Are you looking for ideas?  Do you enjoy New England any time of the year?  These three places are a feast for the (weary) soul… … Continue reading

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The Need for Daily Eucharist

Let’s face it…life at times (ok…far more than we care to admit!) is a long, arduous journey — a real desert experience!  With all of its ups and downs, I find that I need frequent nourishment.  No doubt the Word of … Continue reading

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Hello world!

…and welcome to my first experience of blogging.  I am third Order Carmelite and a deep lover of the Catholic Church.  Just now I am involved in teaching a course on Adult Catechesis — teaching the basic doctrine of our … Continue reading

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Question: Why do we need to search for God?

believe it or not I did not find the template…it was randomly “assigned” to me by Wordpress. God is good!

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