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Carmel and the Interior Life09/13/2018
On Satruday, October 20, 2018, the Carmelite Institute will stream a live webinar Carmel and the Interior Life presented by Fr. John Welch, O.Carm.
Our duties in life can leave us scattered and fragmented. Being busy is not the problem. What is missing may be a true center in our lives. St. Augustine confessed to God, “You were inside; I was outside. You were with me; I was not with you.” To have an interior life is to pay attention to the God who accompanies our journey through life. Carmel’s saints have explored this relationship. They tell us that our lives are a story of God’s mercies. This webinar will identify some of the contributions Carmel’s saints have made to our understanding of an interior life, a spiritual life. Carmel attests to the possibility of having a centered life of prayer which orders and prioritizes all that is “outside.”
Carmel’s saints have explored this relationship. They tell us that our lives are a story of God’s mercies. This webinar will identify some of the contributions Carmel’s saints have made to our understanding of an interior life, a spiritual life. Carmel attests to the possibility of having a centered life of prayer which orders and prioritizes all that is “outside.”
To register for this event, please visit the Carmelite Institute website.
Conclusion of Pilgrimage08/22/2018
Our Provincial's pilgrimage concluded on the 15th of August. He and his fellow pilgrims are now safely back home.
We thank all of you who have been praying for them throughout their journey from France, through the Pyrenees, on the Camino de Santiago, to Santiago de Compostela, to the 'end of the world', to where the Teresian Carmelites began, and on to the capital of Spain.
Avila to Madrid08/21/2018
Our Provincial and his companions travel from Avila to Madrid on the 14th of August.
View more photos and read the account of their last morning in Avila, a side trip to El Escorial, and their arrival in Spain's capital city on page 16 of the Camino.
'Walking' the Wall08/20/2018
Fr. Stephen and company explore Avila's sacred places and ancient walls. Read our Provincial's account of the day (Aug. 13th) on page 15 of the Camino and view photos of the ancient Castilian city where Teresian Carmelites began.
The "End of the World"08/17/2018
On a foggy day on August 12, our pilgrims find their way to Finestera–the "end of the world" as the ancient Romans believed it to be. From there, they travel by car on to Avila.
Fr. Stephen and companions finally get to tour Santiago de Compostela–one tour of the older part of the city and another of the cathedral and its cloisters.
Our American pilgrims try to adapt to some Spanish customs like siesta (easy) and late dinners and bedtime (not as easy).
The Feast of St. Lawrence in Santiago de Compostela08/15/2018
On the feast of St. Lawrence (deacon and martyr), August 10th, Fr. Stephen concelebrated at the cathedral with the Archbishop as the principal celebrant. Deacon Ron and Deacon Peter assisted the archbishop during mass.
Our pilgrims were up early that day, in search of tours–they found out how challenging it can be.
In case you're wondering why the entries are several days behind, it is due to the difficulty our pilgrims have in finding a good WiFi connection in Spain.
Santiago de Compostela on the Feastday of St. Teresa Benedicta08/12/2018
A couple of days after reached their destination, our pilgrims were able to relax a little and to visit the Carmelite nuns on the 9th of August, feast of St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein).
They were also able to attend an English mass at the cathedral and, to everyone's amazement, witness the Botafumeiro being swung overhead.
Destination Reached: Santiago de Compostela08/11/2018
Thanks to those of you who have been following and praying for our Provincial, Fr. Stephen and his fellow pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago–they made it safely to the destination.