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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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First meeting: forming the first promise group

During our first meeting of the year our formation group shared about what we had learned so far and what we would like to get out of our short time together for the rest of the year. Everyone had done … Continue reading

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Enquirers: Who (or what) is a Carmelite Secular?

A member of the Secular Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Teresa of Jesus is a practicing member of the Catholic Church who, under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and inspired by Saint Teresa … Continue reading

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All: Focus for Our Prayers

 The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and the anguish of the followers of Christ as well.  (Vatican II … Continue reading

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All: P.R.A.Y.

Once again I’d like to briefly outline a simple and very portable process or method of prayer that may be useful for some people. Please remember that it is vitally important to distinguish between a method of prayer and prayer itself, … Continue reading

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All: The Prayer of Recollection

What is it? It is called ‘recollection’ because the soul collects all the faculties and enters within itself to be with its God (Way of Perfection 28:4). That is, “being with Him who we know loves us.” (Life, 8:5) So, … Continue reading

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All: Prayer Ideas from Scripture

As members of the Christian community we all pray.  But what do we pray and how do we pray?  In all forms of prayer we first need to acknowledge the supremacy of God our Father.  When we pray it is … Continue reading

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All: The Divine Office – A School of Prayer

 “The Divine Office is a pattern of prayer based on the psalms.  In the early centuries of the Church the Office was the prayer of the whole Christian community, not just the clergy or religious.  It was the Church’s school … Continue reading

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All: Prayer Beads – a way to ‘pray without ceasing’?

For some people, prayer beads can help to raise and maintain an awareness of the presence of God and to focus on specific prayer themes throughout the day. Recently, Mary Clancy (Varroville Seculars) spoke on icons and prayer beads and … Continue reading

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All: Prayer at the Source

A Familiar Structure Do you sometimes feel a little confused or lost among the many ‘methods’ of prayer? Would it help to have a simple and familiar ‘track to run on’ when you want to pray? Then why not structure … Continue reading

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