Carmelite Spirituality

Abandonment to God: The Way of Peace of St. Therese of Lisieux

Abandonment to God: The Way of Peace of St. Therese of Lisieux
$17.95
With simplicity and grace, these pages illuminate for you the wisdom in Saint Thƒrƒse's Little Way, showing how it can enable you, too, to abide in the serenity of the children of God.
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9781622828340
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2019-09-19
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Aquinas Press® Classics - The Way of Perfection

Aquinas Press® Classics - The Way of Perfection
$11.95

Saint Teresa of Avila. Jesus teaches us of the prayer that leads to contemplation, offering her own experiences as encouragement, showing us how to surrender ourselves more and more to this blissful union with our divine Lover.

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9781617962295
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2022-07-12
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Ascent of Mount Carmel

Ascent of Mount Carmel
St John of the Cross
$16.99
This volume represents a contemporary English edition of John's rarely published work, "Ascent of Mount Carmel," a commentary on his entire spiritual vision.
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9781557257789
Publication Date: 
2010-08-01
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Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
Avila, Teresa Of
$29.95
The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila is one of the most remarkable life stories ever written. For here, in a scrupulously accurate translation that is beloved by the Carmelites, the great Reformer of Carmel describes her life and the extraordinary workings of grace within her soul. St. Teresa's vigorous prose shows forth her robust common sense, as well as her strong Catholic faith, which embraces wholeheartedly those teachings of Christ which the world finds most absurd. St. Teresa describes her own spiritual struggles, her long period of spiritual laxity, her vision of her potential place in Hell, the great assistance she received from St. Joseph, her many mystical graces-including visions and locutions-her fears of delusion by Satan and the guidance she received from learned spiritual directors, such as St. Peter of Alcantara (1499-1562). Her ardent spirit shines forth as she writes of what she holds most dear: the faithful service of God-"His Majesty," as she calls Him-and her great eagerness for more souls to withdraw from the worthless pleasures of this earth and give themselves to Him. St. Teresa of Avila was one of the most admirable and colorful women of all time, who despite her mystical gifts, remained intensely practical and down-to-earth, such that she was much loved in her own lifetime. And The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila is an ever-fresh source of inspiration from which the reader will come to know the great Madre Teresa and to understand a -little better the Divine Majesty she served. As to fine and beautiful things, such as water, fields, perfume, music, etc., I think I would rather not have them, so great is the difference between them and what I am in the habit of seeing, and so all pleasure in them is gone from me. Hence it is that I care not for them, unless it be at the first sight: they never make any further impression; to me they seem but dirt. -Relations, I (page 429).
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9780895556035
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1911-01-01
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Carmelite Spirituality

Carmelite Spirituality
Arborelius, Cardinal Anders
$14.95
Bishop Anders Arborelius, an expert in the ways of authentic Carmelite spirituality, provides a powerful introduction to the spiritual insights that Carmelite saints have made to our understanding of the interior life -- insights that will deepen your prayer life and help you grow in the presence of the Lord. By exploring the writings of St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Therese of Lisieux, you'll begin to implement the wisdom of these great spiritual masters of the past which lead to a deeper union with God.
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9781682781395
Publication Date: 
2020-07-16
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Collected Letter of St Teresa of Avila vol 2

Collected Letter of St Teresa of Avila vol 2
$14.95
This book contains Letters from 1546 to 1577. Includes Introductions, Endnotes, Biographical Sketches and Index.
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9780935216431
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
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Collected Letters of St Teresa of Avila vol. 1

Collected Letters of St Teresa of Avila vol. 1
$14.95
This book contains Letters from 1546 to 1577. Includes Introductions, Endnotes, Biographical Sketches and Index.
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9780935216271
Publication Date: 
2001-01-01
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Collected works of St John of the Cross

Collected works of St John of the Cross
$23.95
This revised edition of The Collected Works of St. John of the Crosswas produced to mark the fourth centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross (15421591). The result is an English translation of his writings that preserves the authentic meaning of the great mystics writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time gives the reader the doctrinal and historical information that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the teachings of the Mystical Doctor.
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9780935216141
Publication Date: 
1991-01-01
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Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 1- The Life

Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 1- The Life
$19.95
This is the second edition of volume One of The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, first woman doctor of the church. The translators have taken full advantage of all that recent scholarship has contributed to a better understanding of Teresa and her writings. This volume includes her first major work, The Book of Her Life, and two of her shorter works, the Spiritual Testimonies and the Soliloquies. Clear and contemporary, this rendering captures Teresa's spirit while remaining faithful to her thought. Includes general and biblical index.
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9780960087624
Publication Date: 
1987-01-01
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Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 2- Way of Perfection, Interior Castle

Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 2- Way of Perfection, Interior Castle
$19.95
This volume contains two of Teresa's most popular works: The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle.
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9780960087662
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1980-01-01
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Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul
John of the Cross
$14.00
While imprisoned in a tiny prison cell for his attempts to reform the Church, sixteenth-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul's longing for God. Written on a scroll smuggled to him by one of his guards, his songs are the ultimate expression of the spiritual seeker's journey from estranged despair to blissful union with the divine

After escaping his captors, John fell into a state of profound ecstasy and wrote Dark Night of the Soul. Later, he added an important commentary to his poem to guide other searching souls along the arduous path to communion with God. Here, for the first time, a scholar unaffiliated with the Catholic Church has translated this timeless work. Mirabai Starr, who has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism, lends the seeker's sensibility to John's powerful text and brings this classic work to the twenty-first century in a brilliant and beautiful rendering

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9781573229746
Publication Date: 
2003-02-04
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Dark Night of the Soul (Tan Classics)

Dark Night of the Soul (Tan Classics)
Cross, John Of
$12.95
In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life. The dark night that St John describes is not abandonment by God but special consideration from Him for those who desire to purify and perfect their souls. With a soul purified from earthly attachments, we can advance through the much quoted but oft misunderstood dark night of the souls into unity with God. By accepting the desolation and difficulty of this process, the soul cooperates with God and opens itself to receiving and revealing more perfectly God's glory. Be not afraid--Dark Night of the Soul, though austere and exacting in its instructions for holy living, is laced with St. John's charity and kindness, his love of all things beautiful and sacred--including you.
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9780895552303
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2010-04-01
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Devil in the Castle: St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Warfare, and the Progress of the Soul

Devil in the Castle: St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Warfare, and the Progress of the Soul
Burke, Dan
$21.95
"Dan Burke takes you on an illuminating journey through the seven levels of spiritual progress, explaining what God is accomplishing within your soul at each stage, as well as the finely tailored demonic strategies applied to throw you off your path..."--Back cover.
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9781644134399
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2022-02-22
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Edith Stein and Companions on the Way to Auschwitz

Edith Stein and Companions on the Way to Auschwitz
McInerny, Ralph M
$17.95

On the same summer day in 1942, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and hundreds of other Catholic Jews were arrested in Holland by the occupying Nazis. One hundred thirteen of those taken into custody, several of them priests and nuns, perished at Auschwitz and other concentration camps. They were murdered in retaliation for the anti-Nazi pastoral letter written by the Dutch Catholic bishops.

While Saint Teresa Benedicta is the most famous member of this group, having been canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998, all of them deserve the title of martyr, for they were killed not only because they were Jews but also because of the faith of the Church, which had compelled the Dutch bishops to protest the Nazi regime. Through extensive research in both original and secondary sources, P.W.F.M. Hamans has compiled these martyrs' biographies, several of them detailed and accompanied by photographs. Included in this volume are some remarkable conversion stories, including that of Edith Stein, the German philosopher who had entered the Church in 1922 and later became a Carmelite nun, taking the name Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

Several of the witnesses chronicled here had already suffered for their faith in Christ before falling victim to Hitler's "Final Solution," enduring both rejection by their own people, including family members, and persecution by the so-called Christian society in which they lived. Among these were those who, also like Sister Teresa Benedicta, perceived the cross they were being asked to bear and accepted it willingly for the salvation of the world. Illustrated

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9781586173364
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2010-04-01
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Edith Stein, a Biography

Edith Stein, a Biography
Herbstrith, Waltraud
$16.95
This is the powerful and moving story of the remarkable Jewish woman who converted to Catholicism, gained fame as a great philosopher in Germany, became a Carmelite nun, and was put to death in a Nazi concentration camp. Recently beatified by Pope John Paul II, Edith Stein was a courageous, intelligent and holy woman who speaks powerfully to us even today.
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9780898704105
Publication Date: 
1992-10-01
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Edith Stein: Essays on Woman

Edith Stein: Essays on Woman
$16.95
Edith Stein's 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. Edith Stein has been called one of the most significant German-Jewish women of the 20th century. Includes topical and place index.
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9780935216592
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1987-01-01
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Edith Stein: The Hidden Life

Edith Stein: The Hidden Life
$15.95
Shorter spiritual writings on prayer, liturgy, and the spirit of Carmel, with 5 photos and index.
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9780935216172
Publication Date: 
1992-01-01
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Edith Stein: The Life and Legacy of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Edith Stein: The Life and Legacy of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Scaperlanda, Maraia Ruiz
$15.95
More than a biography, these pages paint a multifaceted portrait of Edith Stein as seen by scholars, friends, and relatives and by Catholics and Jews alike. You'll gain new insights into the complex aspects of her life and death, as well as the impact of her character and personality on those who knew her. But most of all, you will enter into the interior life of this woman of Jewish descent who transformed her entire life because of her encounter with Jesus Christ, an encounter that led her from the depths of atheism to the heights of sainthood.
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9781622824649
Publication Date: 
2017-08-24
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Elizabeth of the Trinity

Elizabeth of the Trinity
Giovanna Della Croce
$14.95

Available in English for the first time, this short book is a powerful introduction to the spiritual wisdom of one of the Church's newest saints: Elizabeth of the Trinity.

There was nothing extraordinary in Elizabeth of the Trinity's life. There were no ecstasies. She didn't work miracles. She didn't communicate heavenly messages through visions or words she heard.

Instead, she presented a message to modern man through her own life of fidelity, showing us that the true road to contemplative prayer is not an ascent to grasp God, but a descent into the depths of one's heart.

She teaches us that only by drawing our souls inwardly can we move toward bold abandonment and achieve immersion in God, thereby connecting our spiritual lives to the eternal praise of the saints in heaven.

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9781622823772
Publication Date: 
2016-09-22
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Finding the Mystic Within You

Finding the Mystic Within You
Wilkinson, Peggy
$9.95
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. The wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross has been distilled to help us understand the stages and experiences of the inner journey. The reader is guided through the classic works of these time-tested directors, in a logical, easily understood fashion.
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9780935216653
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1999-01-01
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Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel, on Pray

Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel, on Pray
DuBay, Thomas
$19.95
This book is the fruit of Fr. Dubay's many years of study and experience in spiritual direction and in it he synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church on prayer--St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila--and the teaching of Sacred Scripture.

But the teaching that Fr. Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplatives alone. It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural foundations. Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors and retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings of the Church's two greatest mystical doctors.

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9780898702637
Publication Date: 
1989-10-06
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Guidelines for Mystical Prayer

Guidelines for Mystical Prayer
Burrows, Ruth, Ocd
$16.95
When first published in 1976, and still relevant today, this critically acclaimed work of spiritual theology as reflection on spiritual experience was a growing trend; but at the same time there was a new interest in, and a return to, the classical Carmelite theology of prayer, with an effort to formulate that theology in contemporary thought categories. Guidelines for Mystical Prayer embodies both tendencies. It offers a personal narrative, a reflection on the spiritual history of two gifted people, St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross; and yet it speaks clearly out of the Carmelite tradition, and in the language of today.
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9780809153589
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2017-04-30
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He Is My Heaven Life of Elizabeth of Trinitiy

He Is My Heaven Life of Elizabeth of Trinitiy
Moorcroft, Jennifer
$15.95
Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez) was a young French woman who became a Discalced Carmelite in the Carmel of Dijon. She was just twenty-one when she died in 1906. But those few years were enough for her to develop and deepen a distinctive approach to God, one that has since inspired countless people in their quest for a deeper relationship with the indwelling God. Although influenced by St. Thrse of Lisieux, Elizabeths spirituality is distinctive, highly biblical, simple to understand and to practice. Her perennial theme is the Blessed Trinitys indwelling within the human persona 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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9780935216257
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2001-01-01
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Hidden Face: A Study of Therese of Lisieux

Hidden Face: A Study of Therese of Lisieux
Gorres, Ida Friederike
$19.95
This study of the life and character of Therese of Lisieux is a remarkable, penetrating, and fascinating search for the truth behind one of the most astounding religious figures of modern times. A young nun who entered a convent at fifteen and died at twenty-four, Therese roused an incredible storm of spontaneous veneration only a few months after her death, and has been called by one Pope as "the greatest saint of the modern times." Countless images of the sweetly smiling saint flooded the world. But who was she, really? The Hidden Face has sprung from this question. It presents the true Therese, as objectively as possible, and gives a convincing interpretation of her sainthood. It is a book not for Catholics alone, but for anyone fascinated by the force of spirituality, by the incalculable effects of what Pascal called the "greatness of the human soul." It opens the cloistered world of the Carmel, takes off the sugar coating, and reveals the stark drama behind convent walls, the tension between personalities, the daily details of conventual life. And it throws light on the tremendous purifying process that turned the pampered darling into a saint of heroic virtue. The work of a mind of rare intelligence and integrity, this book is unique among the lives of saints. First published in Germany in 1944, the original is now in its eighth edition. This first English translation is based on a new, revised version using the latest edition of the saint's writings.
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9780898709278
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2003-03-01
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Holy Spirit Within: Homilies at Ascension and Pentecost

Holy Spirit Within (Insights of St John of Avila)
$12.95

St John of Avila, proclaimed a doctor of the Church in October 2012, offers illuminating insights on the Holy Spirit in the collection of homilies first published by Scepter in 1959. Presented as sermons given around the feasts of Ascension and Pentecost, the saint speaks directly and to the point, yet is thoughtful and affectionate in his style. He proceeds in the form of a dialogue to present the Great Unknown. The sermons begin with a short introduction and then come to a particular point supported by Scripture texts, quotations from the Fathers, well-chosen illustrations, and his own original insights.

Many believers may find these feasts somewhat puzzling and obscure. St. John shows how they are among the greatest feasts in the Christian calendar and deserve to be better understood.

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9781594171802
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Holy Thirst: Essentials of Carmelite Spirituality

Holy Thirst: Essentials of Carmelite Spirituality
$18.99

These saints have spoken to the hearts of millions. They've helped many on the way to understanding the role of God in their lives. In this collection, may their words again help all who long for a life of meaning, touched and transfigured by God.

Holy Thirst presents all the essential themes of Carmelite spirituality, excerpted from classics such as The Way of Perfection of St. Teresa of Avila, The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross, The Story of a Soul of St. Therese of Lisieux, and The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. Also included are shorter portions by lesser known, more recent Carmelites: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), and Sr. Miriam of the Holy Spirit (Jessica Powers).

"As you hold this collection, it is important to recall the beginnings of Carmelite spirituality, a beginning that takes us back to the twelfth century and the time of the Crusades. A band of brothers-conscientious objectors, of sorts-witnessed firsthand the clash of civilizations and all that it entailed. They knew death, they knew loss, and their very souls were bruised. The only next step that they could envision was to leave the world as they knew it and settle on the sacred mountain known for centuries to Jews, Christians and Muslims as the holy home of the Prophet Elijah..." -Adam Bucko, from the Foreword

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9781640602045
Publication Date: 
2019-06-11
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I Believe in Love

I Believe in Love
D'Elbee, Fr Jean C J
$18.95
A personal retreat based on St. Therese of Lisieux. A wondrous distillation of the teachings of St. Th r se of Lisieux on God's love and on confidence in Him; on humility, peace, and charity; on the Cross; and on abandonment to Providence. Learn to rest in God amid troubles, living joyfully with Him always.
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9781928832287
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01
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Interior Castle

Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila
$29.95
Interior Castle guides the spiritual seeker through each stage of development until the soul's final union with the divine. Includes an introduction written by Teresa Tomeo.
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9781681922867
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2018-08-22
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Journey to Mount Carmel: A Nine-Day Preparation for Investiture in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady

Journey to Mount Carmel: A Nine-Day Preparation for Investiture in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady
Kirby, Jeffrey
$17.95

The Brown Scapular holds a special place in the devotional life of the faithful. It is neither jewelry, a sentimental religious article, nor a vain token of superstition. Rather, it is a silent prayer, a gift from our Heavenly Mother that draws us to the Sacred Heart of her Divine Son.

A simple pairing of two pieces of cloth with ribbon, wearing the scapular is a declaration that you have put on Christ and are seeking to follow His way in imitation of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Although there is no formal preparation for investiture in the Brown Scapular, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby has collected in these pages the Church's best writings on the subject to prepare you for receiving the scapular and incorporating it into your daily faith practice. Because Baptism is foundational to your consecration and commitment to Jesus Christ, Fr. Kirby centers the reflections in this book on the six baptismal promises in order to heighten and intensify your living out of the baptismal way of life.

A Journey to Mount Carmel will ground you in the spiritual significance of the scapular as a powerful sacramental that draws us closer to the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist. Fr. Kirby explains Our Lady's pivotal role in our salvation from the protoevangelium ("first gospel") in Genesis to the Paschal mystery in the Gospels, and he reveals the depths of God the Father's healing love for you and the maternal intercession of Mary in your life. From there you will grasp the protection and blessing Our Blessed Mother offers through the scapular.

Each chapter comprises three parts: preparation, with opening prayers and goals; teachings, which include a compelling real-world story with catechesis and reflection questions; and spiritual exercises, which include a brief reflection about a saint, a guided Lectio Divina meditation, a Rosary meditation, an examination of conscience, and more!

As Fr. Kirby breaks open wisdom from the Bible, Tradition, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, you will learn:

  • How investiture in the scapular assists you in living out your baptismal promises
  • How to grow in Christian discipleship, live as a "small Christ," and press on toward eternal glory
  • Why Carmelite spirituality opens your heart to spiritual freedom and the gift of contemplation
  • Ways to nurture the gift of sanctifying grace in your life and actively listen to God
  • How to triumph over concupiscence and find rest from the battle by creating "a Carmel within"
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9781644135440
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2022-10-24
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Little Lessons from St. Therese of Lisieux: An Introduction to Her Words and Wisdom

Little Lessons from St. Therese of Lisieux: An Introduction to Her Words and Wisdom
Martin, Therese
$11.95
Little Lessons from St. Therese of Lisieux presents brief excerpts from Story of a Soul as a way of introducing the essential themes of her spirituality. The words of St. Therese are accompanied by the artwork of award-winning watercolorist Jeanine Crowe, a wonderful aid to prayerful meditation on the words and wisdom of St. Therese of Lisieux.
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9781681925226
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2019-06-24
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Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux

Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux
Caster, Gary
$12.99
Lent is not meant to foster morbid gloominess and debilitating self-loathing, but to thrust us into the heart of Divine love.--From the Introduction

While reading the autobiography of St. Thérèse, Fr. Caster had an 'ah ha' moment that transformed his experience of Lent from one of narrow concern over what to give up to one of joyful freedom to enter into the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. "What struck me," he says, "was her insistence on the way we do things for God and not the things we do for him. It wasn't about what I was offering; it was about why." The daily Lenten meditations in this book--all colored by St. Thérèse's Little Way of Spiritual Childhood--will transform you, too, helping you focus not so much on what you have done to offend God, but on what he has done to redeem you.

The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780867169676
Publication Date: 
2010-10-18
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Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thrse of Lisieux

Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thrse of Lisieux
$13.95
Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thrse of Lisieux is the latest in the Navigating the Interior Life series, which brings the wisdom of the saints into the hands of today's readers. In this presentation of intimate letters from St. Thrse of Lisieux to her sisters and close friends, authors Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke lay out the Little Flower's program for complete self-offering to God through her Oblation to Merciful Love.
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9781941447963
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2016-09-16
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