Dear Quarantined Catholics

Our dear friends of Carmel, and all our fellow quarantined Catholics,This is the first Sunday without attending Mass. For so many, it has been years and years you have not been at Mass on a Sunday. Please know we are united in prayer with all of you at this difficult time! There is an abundant amount of online resources out …

Lent: Farewell to Alleluia

To our dear friends, Alas … the beginning of Lent. Blessed Ash Wednesday to you! To start this solemn season we would like to share with you another custom of our Carmel called “Goodbye to Alleluia”.  We hope you enjoy it. We have simply copied the ceremony below as we use it each year. Our sincere hope and prayer is …

Online Lenten Retreat 2020

Well, dear Catholics (and others observing the season of Lent), have you thought about your lenten practices yet? It’s coming very soon (Wednesday, February 26th, next week!). We’d like to recommend the online retreat put out by our Discalced Carmelite Friars in Austria and in France. Each retreat they offer highlights a Carmelite saint within the specified liturgical season (Advent, …

Holy Saturday

Today on Holy Saturday we share some posts from last year at this time. Our Lord has just died and is buried in the tomb. And now we wait … Holy Saturday 2018 Lamb of God Reflection Faces of the Cross – “Homemade” Stations of the Cross by the nuns Come back in a couple days if you’d like to …

Lenten Retreat with Edith Stein

Yes, you can participate in a Lenten retreat even without leaving your home. Of course you know that by now, with modern technology and the internet. We want to pass along to you a retreat offer we received from the Carmelite Friars of Paris and Austria. It is called “Paschal Journey with Edith Stein, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.” …

Ash Wednesday

The great Lent has begun today with Ash Wednesday. Many Christians received the mark of the cross on their foreheads today at Mass or another church service–a reminder of our frail humanity that will one day return to the dust of the earth from which it came. This reminder invites us to return to the Lord “with our whole heart …