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Nativity of John the Baptist
Jun 25, 2018 | baptism, belief, Holy Spirit, Jesus, John of the Cross, John the Baptist, praise, repentance
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6Resp.: Psalm 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-152nd Reading: Acts 13:22-26Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80John the Baptist is the last of the Old Testament prophets. He heralds the advent of Jesus coming to preach and teach and ultimately die for all our sins. Just as the dawn precedes the day and clouds precede a rainstorm, Jesus was made known to those
Wedding at Cana – Part 2 of 2
Feb 20, 2018 | discipleship, faith, God's Kingdom, intercession, Jesus' ministry, John of the Cross, Mary, mediatrix, mystery, salvation, Spiritual Canticle, trust, Vatican II
Mary and the Mystery of CanaA second very important thing about this gospel is that at the wedding feast at Cana, which symbolized the new Kingdom of grace, the Mother of Jesus was there. Mary’s presence at Cana was not just an aside. She was not there by mistake. She was not there by happenstance. Notice, the Mary is spoken of in this gospel passage even before Jesus is mentioned. John
General Chapter - Monday, May 18
May 21, 2015 | Carmelite, Catholic, community, Constitutions, discussion, formation, General Chapter, John of the Cross, Norms, opinion, reflection, spirituality, Teresa, theological study, Therese of Lisieux
In this morning's first session we returned to the topic of Saturday, namely, formation. The responses submitted by the coetus groups following their discussions Saturday afternoon were summarized for us by the day's moderator. Then the floor was opened for further comment. You know, that's
General Chapter - Sunday, May 17
May 18, 2015 | Avila, cathedral, Constitutions, friars, General Chapter, Holy Father, Holy Mother, Holy Spirit, John of the Cross, Medina del Campo, Scripture, Segovia, tour
Today most of the Chapter friars made another Sunday excursion, spending the day first in Medina del Campo, then moving on from there to Segovia--where St. John of the Cross is buried, as you know. But, and here's the rub, I wasn't among them. I simply needed some downtime by myself. So, I spent
General Chapter - Sunday, May 10
May 11, 2015 | Alba de Tormes, centenary, Discalced Carmelites, Duke of Alba, Duruelo, friars, jewelry, John of the Cross, museums, pilgrims, queen of Spain, sepulcher, Spain, Teresa
I'm in Alba de Tormes with two bus-loads of friars. We're making a daylong excursion this Sunday, our free day, first to Alba de Tormes, then to Duruelo. Alba de Tormes is a picturesque town nestled amid rolling hills along the Tormes River. Here is where Teresa died, as you know, and here, too, is where she is buried--if having one's heart and