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A Better Wine:  Essays Celebrating Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD

A Better Wine: Essays Celebrating Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD (Carmelite Studies 10)

Kevin Culligan, OCD (Editor)

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.

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Always Believe in Love:  Selected Writings of Elizabeth of the Trinity

Always Believe in Love

Marian Murphy


This small but valuable book, now with ICS Publications, offers an insightful selection of the most significant extracts from Elizabeth’s writingsher diary, letters, and poetry—together with useful introductions and commentary.

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An Investigation Concerning the State  (Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 10)

An Investigation Concerning the State (CWES, vol. 10)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Any state exists only for the benefit of human beings. This basic tenet of Edith Stein's political thought rests on her conviction that humanity is fundamentally one community, precious beyond measure. Stein wrote this treatise in the early days of WWI.

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Carmelite Spirituality  in the Teresian Tradition

Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition

Paul-Marie of the Cross, OCD

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.

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Carmelite Wisdom and Prophetic Hope: Treasures Both New and Old (Carmelite Studies 11)

Carmelite Wisdom and Prophetic Hope: Treasures Both New and Old (Carmelite Studies 11)

Mary Frohlich, RSCJ (Editor)

This newest volume of our popular Carmelite Studies series features twelve original contributions by contemporary scholars and theologians, experts in the Carmelite tradition. Edited by Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, this volume explores the pivotal role of biblical Wisdom in the Carmelite tradition, as well as Carmel’s perennial commitment to the following of Christ and how Carmel speaks prophetically in both time-honored and new ways to the contemporary world. The book’s theme is taken from a Carmelite Spirituality seminar held at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. In addition to essays by those original Carmelite Forum presenters, it includes new contributions from seven other respected authors and Carmelite scholars from the United States and Europe.

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Catechesis and Ritual for the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Catechesis and Ritual for the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

North American Provincials of the Carmelite Orders

This handy guide book explains catechetical elements and the Liturgical elements concerning the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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Edith Stein: Her Life in Photos and Documents

Edith Stein: Her Life in Photos and Documents

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Pictorial biography of Edith Stein, by one of the leading experts on Edith Stein; this volume also shows us the people and places she knew, with over 100 photos. An excellent book for anyone seeking a brief and readable introduction to Edith Stein's life.

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Edith Stein: Letters to Roman Ingarden  (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 12)

Edith Stein: Letters to Roman Ingarden (CWES, vol. 12)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Edith Stein and Roman Ingarden, both students of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, corresponded extensively between 1917 and 1938. These 162 letters, most published here for the first time, reveal a friendship that spanned the adult lives of these two important 20th-century thinkers.

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Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite

Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite

Teresia Renata Posselt, OCD

The first biography of Edith Stein, written by her prioress in the Cologne Carmel, was out of print for half a century. The original text, “a wreath of recollections, lovingly woven together,” is here re-edited and enhanced by scholarly perspectives, and also updated and corrected in the light of information that was not available to the author at the time. The book includes 9 photos.

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Essays On Woman  (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 2)

Essays On Woman (CWES, vol. 2)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Her writings on woman are the fruit of both reflection and debate with other leaders of the Catholic feminist movement in German-speaking countries between the World Wars.

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Finding the Mystic Within You

Finding the Mystic Within You

Peggy Wilkinson

Reprint of popular introduction to the mystical way, based on the teachings of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and written by a Secular Carmelite especially for lay readers.

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From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity

From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity

Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen, OCD

St. Teresa Margaret Redi was a Carmelite captivated by the love of God. Helping us to appreciate the holy life she led are eyewitness accounts of her spiritual directors collected soon after her death. The author of this small study builds his story on those accounts by the Discalced Carmelite friars who knew her as a young religious.

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God Is Love: Saint Teresa Margaret - Her Life

God Is Love

Margaret Rowe

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.

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God the Joy of My Life: A Biography of Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes

God the Joy of My Life: A Biography of Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes

Michael D. Griffin, OCD

Teresa of Jesus of the Andes was the first Chilean saint when she was canonized in 1993 by Pope St. John Paul II. An inspiration to young people, she lived a vibrant social life amidst school, sports, music, and friends, all the while being completely devoted to her faith. This volume, first published in 1989, contains both a biography written by Father Michael Griffin, O.C.D., and his translation of the saint’s personal diary.

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He Is My Heaven: The Life of Elizabeth of the Trinity

He Is My Heaven

Jennifer Moorcroft

The author draws on Elizabeth’s own writings and other sources to give us a short, readable portrait of this fascinating young woman who fell in love with God. Although influenced by St. Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth’s spirituality is distinctive, highly biblical, simple to understand and to practice. Her perennial theme is the Blessed Trinity’s indwelling within the human person—a reality promised in the Gospel, discovered in the silence of prayer and adoration, and then lived out in love for God and neighbor.

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Holiness Befits Your House: Documentation on the Canonization of Edith Stein

Holiness Befits Your House

John Sullivan, OCD

This volume includes a collection of papal documents and other materials related to the beatification and canonization of Edith Stein.

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In Context: Teresa of Ávila, John of the Cross, and Their World

In Context: Teresa of Ávila, John of the Cross, and Their World

Mark O'Keefe, OSB

In Context: Teresa of Ávila, John of the Cross, and Their World explores the social, cultural, intellectual, and religious themes that prevailed during the time in which St. Teresa of Ávila and St. John of the Cross lived and breathed. This book is not only a thematic overview but also visits particular situations in the lives of these saints: the events that shaped their writings, their lives, and the Carmelite Reform they initiated. Includes color photos and comprehensive index.

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John of the Cross: Man and Mystic

John of the Cross: Man and Mystic

Richard P. Hardy

This engaging contemporary biography is the perfect introduction—or an enjoyable re-acquaintance—to a man whose life, writings, and spirituality have illuminated the Christian world.

Includes a reading guide to the works of St. John of the Cross, a selection from his works, 24 pages of color photos and reproductions of masterpiece artwork, and an extensive bibliography and notes.

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Journey to Carith: The Sources and Story of the Discalced Carmelites

Journey to Carith

Peter Thomas Rohrbach

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.

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Knowledge and Faith (CWES, vol. 8)

Knowledge and Faith (CWES, vol. 8)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Five contributions on the title themes, including two of Stein's most famous essays: a comparison of Husserl and Aquinas, and an examination of the "Ways to Know God" according to Pseudo-Dionysius.

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Lectio Divina and the  Practice of Teresian Prayer

Lectio Divina and the Practice of Teresian Prayer

Sam Anthony Morello, OCD

Carmelite retreat director Sam Anthony Morello, OCD shows how the tradition of lectio divina can assist us in following the Teresian way of prayer and spirituality.

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Life in a Jewish Family: An Autobiography, 1891-1916  (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 1)

Life in a Jewish Family: An Autobiography, 1891-1916 (CWES, vol. 1)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

This initial volume of the Collected Works of Edith Stein offers, for the first time in English, the unabridged biography of Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), depicting her life as a child and young adult. Her text ends abruptly because the Nazi SS arrested, then deported, her to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942.

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Light - Love - Life  Elizabeth of the Trinity

Light - Love - Life

John Sullivan, OCD (Editor)

This marvelous book — back in print after an absence of twenty-five years — invites the reader to meet Elizabeth of the Trinity in selections from her own writings and more than seventy photos that span her short but luminous life.

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Listen to the Silence: A Retreat with Père Jacques

Listen to the Silence

Francis J. Murphy (Editor)

The Carmelite nuns at Pontoise invited Père Jacques to give conferences and to preach as retreat master. They received from him a seven-day retreat in the late summer of 1943. This book contains the talks he gave to the nuns: they are inspiring, but also warm-hearted reflections, on questions of key interest to his audience. Among the topics were love for Christ, for His Blessed Mother, the nuns’ Carmelite contemplative prayer life, and their religious observance, but all received deft treatment from this confrere who eventually became famous for his compassionate assistance to the persecuted in World War II.

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Listening to Edith Stein: Wisdom for a New Century (Carmelite Studies 12)

Listening to Edith Stein: Wisdom for a New Century (Carmelite Studies 12)

Kathleen Haney (Editor)

Focusing on various aspects of the multifaceted work of Edith Stein—Teresa Benedicta of the Cross—(1891-1942), each of these thirteen international Stein scholars contributes to the important task of identifying Stein’s distinctive voice in the perennial human quest for truth. This Carmelite Studies volume offers valuable content for academics seeking further insights from Stein’s rich philosophical contributions as well as for the general reader looking for deeper understanding of St. Edith Stein’s approach to prayer, renewal or feminism. A unique opportunity to “listen” to the voice and wisdom of this 20th century philosopher, convert, Carmelite and martyr.

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Love Awakened by Love: The Liberating Ascent of  Saint John of the Cross

Love Awakened by Love: The Liberating Ascent of Saint John of the Cross

Mark O'Keefe, OSB

A skilled moral theologian, Benedictine Father Mark O’Keefe leads God-seekers to focus attention on St. John of the Cross’s teaching in The Ascent of Mount Carmel: The essence of the spiritual journey is union with God through the practice of the virtues, especially faith, hope, and love. It‘s virtuous living that enables us to truly love God and be conformed to God in divine union.

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Mary the Perfect Contemplative: Carmelite Insights on the Interior Life of Our Lady

Mary the Perfect Contemplative: Carmelite Insights on the Interior Life of Our Lady

Barbara Hughes

Mary the Perfect Contemplative is a fresh and beautiful portrait of the Mother of God. Author Barbara Hughes, O.C.D.S., looks to Sacred Scripture as the primary and essential reference for her portrait of our Lady. For colorful detail she draws on two thousand years of Sacred Tradition, sourced in the writings of the church fathers, saints, and theologians. Finally, Hughes finds further depth and exquisite details of Mary’s interior life in the mystical writings of the Carmelite saints and Doctors of the Church.

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My Only Friend Is Darkness

My Only Friend Is Darkness

Barbara Dent

Drawing upon Scripture, classic spiritual authors—especially St. John of the Cross—and her own personal experience, acclaimed author Barbara Dent examines the deep purifications we undergo as God cleanses us of sinful inclinations and ultimately transforms us in love. Using original poetry and powerful first-person prose, Dent guides us through the sufferings, temptations, upheavals and workings of grace at the deepest level of our being as we journey through the darkness of faith to new life in God.

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St. Thérèse of Lisieux—Nietzsche Is my Brother: A Play

Nietzsche is My Brother

Bridget Edman, OCD

Both Thérèse of Lisieux and her contemporary, Friedrich Nietzsche, grappled in their own way with the issues of nihilism and atheism. For Thérèse, her struggles in faith led to a deepening trust and surrender to God in the face of apparent nothingness. The philosopher Nietzsche’s antipathy to Christianity and religious faith in general made him a key architect of the Culture of Death and a precursor of the Death of God movement. This book, crafted as a dramatic dialogue between the young Carmelite and the philosopher, reflects the church’s efforts to understand, listen to, and dialogue with those usually considered “afar.”

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On The Problem of Empathy  (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 3)

On The Problem of Empathy (CWES, vol. 3)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Edith Stein's doctoral dissertation under Husserl, with index.

Early in Edith Stein's philosophical output stands her doctoral dissertation defended in 1916 at Freiburg-im-Breisgau. On the Problem of Empathy is the fruit of several years' work with the founder of phenomenology and the director of the dissertation itself, Edmund Husserl.

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Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities (CWES, vol. 7)

Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities (CWES, vol. 7)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Edith Stein's analysis of the interplay between the philosophy of psychology and cultural studies, particularly psychoanalytic theory and behaviorism.

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Pilgrimage of Anastasius: The Autobiography of the First Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites

Pilgrimage of Anastasius: The Autobiography of the First Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites

Jerome Gracián

Jerome Gracián (1545–1614) was the first provincial of the Discalced Carmelite Order and a close collaborator of Saint Teresa of Ávila, the order’s foundress. Pilgrimage of Anastasius is firstly and autobiography, but it also serves as a first-hand chronicle of the beginning of the Discalced Carmelite Order and sheds light on St. Teresa’s vision and charism.

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Potency and Act: Studies Toward a Philosophy of Being  (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 11)

Potency and Act: Studies Toward a Philosophy of Being (CWES, vol. 11)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Potency and Act is the second of three works in which Edith Stein said she endeavored to fulfill her “proper mission’ in philosophy, her “life’s task”: relating the phenomenology of her teacher Edmund Husserl and the scholasticism of St. Thomas Aquinas. But more than “critically comparing” the two ways of thinking, she wished to “fuse” them into her own “philosophical system,” searching for that perennial philosophy lying “beyond ages and peoples, common to all who honestly seek truth.”

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Practicing the Presence of the Living God: A Retreat with  Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

Practicing the Presence of the Living God

Jean Maalouf

This book Practicing the Presence of the Living God intends to be a guide for a spiritual journey. It can be used in a retreat center, at home, or at work when you are able to secure a few moments of quiet solitude and silence. It is structured around seven days - the number of days normally used for a spiritual retreat. However, the seven days can be reduced to a weekend if this is all the time you can afford. It can also be spread to a much longer time if your circumstances do not allow you to have this amount of hours at the same time. All that you need it your total self. God is totally present to you and you should be totally present to God also. It is based on Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection's little book The Practice of the Presence of God.

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Rooted in Love: Louis and Zélie Martin: Models of Married Love, Family Life, and Everyday Holiness

Rooted in Love: Louis and Zélie Martin: Models of Married Love, Family Life, and Everyday Holiness

Annette Goulden

When Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin were canonized in 2015, they were the first spouses to be declared saints as a couple. Their lives are proof that God works through ordinary families to draw his future saints—like St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Louis and Zélie’s youngest daughter—toward holiness. Even before their first encounter in the small town of Alençon, France, God was preparing Louis and Zélie for marriage. Later, he continued to sustain them powerfully in their married love and family life.

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Saint Raphael Kalinowski: An Introduction to His Life and Spirituality

Saint Raphael Kalinowski

Szczepan Praskiewicz, OCD

Biography and anthology of the Polish engineer and freedom fighter, exiled to Siberia, who became the restorer of Carmel in Poland and the first Carmelite friar canonized since John of the Cross. Includes 12 photos.

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Saint Teresa of Avila: 100 Themes on Her Life and Work

Saint Teresa of Avila: 100 Themes on Her Life and Work

Tomás Alvarez, OCD

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.

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Self-Portrait In Letters, 1916-1942  (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 5)
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Self-Portrait In Letters, 1916-1942 (CWES, vol. 5)

Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

Edith Stein comes alive through these warm, totally attentive letters. She joins a deeply sensitive heart with her keen intelligence, revealing herself to be a wise mentor and a caring friend available to anyone who approached her. Here we learn what was truly important to her: the total well-being of those who treasured her letters enough to preserve them even while suffering the havoc of war and oppression. This volume offers the first English translation of the majority of her surviving letters, with 4 photos and an index of recipients.

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Sounding Solitude

Sounding Solitude

Mary Paul Cutri, OCD

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.

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St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Her Last Conversations

St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Her Last Conversations

Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower)

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Those who attended St. Thérèse of Lisieux during her last illness were living in the company of one of God's "greatest" saints, one prepared for our times. Fortunately for us they did not simply listen to her conversations, but wrote down what they remembered. This volume brings together their reports of Thérèse's "final words" during her last months, including some of her most famous sayings, such as "I will spend my heaven doing good on earth." The book includes general and biblical index, with 12 photos.

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St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Spouse and Victim

St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Spouse and Victim

Cliff Ermatinger

The genius of St. Thérèse's spirituality is the originality of her approach to God in confidence and love. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in her Act of Oblation to Merciful Love.

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Story of a Soul Study Edition

Story of a Soul: Study Edition

Marc Foley, OCD

This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text.

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Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower)

Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower)

Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this "story of my soul," first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world.

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Temptation and Discernment

Temptation and Discernment

Segundo Galilea

Brief reflections by noted Chilean priest and author, showing how to avoid activism, messianism, and other common pitfalls in ministry and prayer, based on the discernment principles of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila.

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Teresa of Jesus: Woman, Prophet, Mystic

Teresa of Jesus: Woman, Prophet, Mystic

María Rosaura González Casas, STJ

St. Teresa of Ávila was, above all, a woman who searched for an encounter with God, and her search was not in vain. Once she encountered God, she wanted nothing more than to put him at the center of her life and proclaim his greatness. Teresa's objective in writing was to teach her nuns the way of prayer utilizing her own systematized experience.

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The Ascent of Mount Carmel:  Reflections

The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections

Marc Foley, OCD

Readers of The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections will thank Father Marc Foley for making John’s thought accessible and refreshingly contemporary. The author shares with contemporary spiritual seekers his seasoned wisdom, gleaned from years of reading and teaching John of the Cross. He deftly weaves together insights from psychology, theology, and literature to make The Ascent of Mount Carmel both understandable and relevant to daily life.

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The Ascent to Joy: Selected Writings of John of the Cross

The Ascent to Joy: Selected Writings of John of the Cross

Marc Foley, OCD

Father Marc Foley provides substantial introductions and notes to carefully selected excerpts from John’s own writings, presented in a systematic order. This allows the book to function as both a primer of John’s teaching and a profound introduction to the contemplative way. The introduction offers a helpful biographical summary of John’s life as well as a chronology of key events in his life to situate his texts in a clear historical context. A select bibliography is included.

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The Book of Her Foundations: A Study Guide

The Book of Her Foundations: Study Edition

Marc Foley, OCD

The Book of Her Foundations is the least read, the least quoted, the least known of St. Teresa's works. Why this is so is probably because people do not think it is a spiritual book. But as you read on, you find that St. Teresa grew in holiness, not in spite of obstacles such as being entangled in lawsuits, mired down in disputes over dowries, tied up in interminable bureaucratic red-tape, and having to deal with unscrupulous businessmen, but because of these difficulties. None of these challenges impeded her spiritual growth. This study guide will help us to see how Teresa grew in holiness in the marketplace as much as in the cloister, perhaps even more so. None of us has been called to found convents, but like Teresa all of us are called to practice virtue and grow in holiness within the fray of daily life.

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