Carmelite & General Spirituality
St. Teresa's person, world, work, and writings explored in a comprehensive presentation in 100 topics or themes, done by Tomás Alvarez, a Teresian scholar. Avila and Its Surroundings, The Social Classes of Her Time, Environment and Cultural Levels, Contemporary Women, Clergy, Religion, Her Family, Home, Father, Mother and Siblings is a sampling of some of the one hundred themes presented in this book.
Ten members of the Institute of Carmelite Studies contribute to this volume honoring their Carmelite brother and colleague, Fr Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD on his fifty years as a Catholic priest.
Drawing on the images, stories, and insights of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, the author, a Japanese Carmelite, considers prayer as conversation, as listening, as resting in the divine. Topics include: Contemplation, meditation, Eastern and Western traditions, Zen-Christian dialogue, silence, rosary, awareness.
This revised edition offers a classic overview of the principal texts, themes, and teachings of Carmel: Elijah and Mary, the Rule of St. Albert, the Carmelite understanding of prayer, and the message of Sts. Teresa, John of the Cross, and Thérèse.
This handy guide book explains catechetical elements and the Liturgical elements concerning the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Members of the three monotheistic faiths have always told stories of what the prophet Elijah has done and is still expected to do in sacred history. He is perhaps most appreciated by members of the Carmelite Order, known for its contemplative and pastoral orientation.
This 18th-century Italian Carmelite has often been called “the Little Flower of Florence.” Like her French counterpart a century later, Teresa Margaret Redi entered the convent as a teenager (17) and died young (22). But her short life, like that of St. Thérèse, was filled with small acts of kindness for her sisters and all those with whom she came in contact, and with a burning love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This volume of Carmelite Studies presents new insights into the lives and writings of individuals who knew Teresa of Ávila in life and who, after her death in 1582, worked to propagate and defend her legacy, including the illustrious nuns Ana de San Bartolomé, Ana de Jesús, María de San José, and Ana de San Agustín, and her close male confidant and collaborator, Jerónimo Gracián de la Madre de Dios. A further focus of the essays is the reception of the Teresian heritage by individuals outside the order, as mediated by these early Discalced Carmelites and by Teresa's published writings.
This book chronicles a full eight centuries of the Carmelite tradition, from the order’s beginnings as a group of lay hermits on Mount Carmel through St. Teresa of Avila’s Discalced Carmelite Reform in the 16th century, to Carmel’s rich diversity today.
The author’s intensely personal, experiential style in this book puts flesh and blood on the concept of “the dark night.” Barbara Dent —a New Zealand mother, writer, poustinik, and Carmelite secular order member—goes beyond merely generic expositions of this key concept of Carmelite spirituality to craft her own vivid witness, one that speaks in a contemporary voice.
Sequel to My Only Friend Is Darkness, this new offering of Barbara Dent’s writings brings together articles published elsewhere and forty-one previously unpublished poems.
Why a book about solitude? One answer: God. Those who are God seekers often turn to solitude to listen to God, to be present to God, to be attentive to God’s word, wisdom and Spirit. Embraced purposefully, solitude enables us to cultivate another way of seeing and being, to be more open to discovery of and exploration into those unfathomable riches we call God.
This book offers one of the most fruitful and popular practices of Christian devotion: the Way of the Cross, or Stations of the Cross, from a Carmelite perspective. The reader has the opportunity to make the Way of the Cross with five inspiring Carmelite saints: John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) and Elizabeth of the Trinity.
This book is a collection of Fr. Aloysius Deeney's conferences presented to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelite (OCDS) members worldwide. His practical and insightful talks are primarily directed to the members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites and others who are interested in the tradition of Discalced Carmelites.
This is an entirely new edition and translation of Conrad De Meester's brilliant and moving presentation of the life, thought, and spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The author has completely revised and amplified his previous book in the light of the new, thoroughly annotated editions of her own works and the many recent works of research and commentary, which have led him to develop and change some of his interpretations of the saint's life and character.
In the 16th century, St. Teresa of Avila offered a wise and practical means for growing in prayer. She called it the prayer of recollection.
La clásica enseñanza sobre la oración de Santa Teresa en un folleto conveniente y económico; Ahora esta forma de oración esta disponible por el Instituto de Estudios Carmelitanos.
A helpful prayer resource in a convenient pocket size, this booklet offers selections from Scripture and from the writings of the Little Flower for each mystery, to enrich one’s reflection while praying the rosary. Includes a history of the rosary devotion, how to pray the rosary, and the prayers used for this time-honored Marian devotion.