Mary the Perfect Contemplative: Carmelite Insights on the Interior Life of Our Lady
About the Author
Barbara Hughes, O.C.D.S., holds a master’s degree in formative spirituality. A Secular Discalced Carmelite for more than three decades, she helped found a Secular Order community in Savannah, Georgia. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, she combines insights gleaned from contemplative prayer with pastoral experience on the parish and national level. She is an experienced retreat facilitator and spiritual guide and has authored numerous articles on prayer and spirituality. A regular columnist for The Catholic Virginian since 2000, and Liguorian from 2018–2021, her book, Ministry and the Mystical Path: Formation Guide for Lay Ministers, was published by NCEA in 2009 and is based on the teachings of John of the Cross. In Mary the Perfect Contemplative, Barbara Hughes takes readers deep into the interior life of Mary, by artfully weaving Scripture with the teachings of Carmelite saints.