Category Archives: Prayer

The Psychology of St. Therese of Lisieux

Here’s a little something for those looking for more background info on St. Therese.  My thanks to Chris Firmstone for the link and his comments, and to Madelyn Nicol whose research turned up the video. I would like to draw … Continue reading

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Saint Therese of Lisieux – a Papal Primer.

As our Community begins to read and discuss St. Therese’s “Story of a Soul” in July 2016, I thought this talk by Pope Benedict XVI might interest you as a sort of ‘primer’ or pre-reading to whet your appetite for … Continue reading

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How to to Overcome Sins and Faults of the Tongue

Here are some interesting reflections and good advice from a Carmelite sister, based on retreat notes from a conference by Fr Thomas Dubay. The sister is a nun of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Liturgical Prayer or Private Devotions?

As Carmelites, we are naturally very interested in the Church and its official worship or liturgy.  We are, after all,  vocationally committed to the Mass, the sacraments,  and the Divine Office.  We also, like most Catholics, have our favourite private … Continue reading

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Vague Wanting = 0

Do I want God or am I ‘diddling around in the contemplative life making itsy bitsy statues’? writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.  A confronting post from The Good Oil   -   the e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters. http://www.goodsams.org.au/good-oil/vague-wanting/ A … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Via Crucis Prayer: ‘O Cross of Christ’

Peace with you! O Cross of Christ, symbol of divine love and of human injustice, icon of the supreme sacrifice for love and of boundless selfishness even unto madness, instrument of death and the way of resurrection, sign of obedience … Continue reading

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The Rules of Prayer

It’s always great to get fresh perspectives on prayer, don’t you think?  Even if we’ve heard it all before, often that little insight cuts through. Here’s a homily on audio from Bishop Robert Barron from way back on July 25, 2004 … Continue reading

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February formation – Divine Office and Lectio Divina

During the February meeting the first formation group discussed Lesson 7 (V2.Nov.I) on The Liturgy of the Hours and Lectio Divina. As a supplementary reading I sent out the first chapter from St. Teresa and the Our Father : A … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Waste Lent

Wednesday 10 February 2016 – Ash Wednesday – fast approaches.  What can we make of Lent this year?  What does Pope Francis have to say about it? http://zenit.org/articles/popes-message-for-lent-2016      

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