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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 3, 2016

PCM Province - Sun, 2016-04-03 09:30

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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April 3, 2016 Divine Mercy Sunday

PCM Province - Sun, 2016-04-03 06:02

Sunday. As dwelling places of the Spirit, our call is to live our lives as signs of the “Divine Radiance” to all whom we meet. Pray today that Christ, the Rising Sun, will illuminate and warm your heart.

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Divine Mercy Sunday
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 1, 2016

PCM Province - Sat, 2016-04-02 09:30

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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April 2, 2016 Easter Saturday

PCM Province - Sat, 2016-04-02 06:02

Saturday. Once the soul has tasted that deep water of God’s love and life, it need not and cannot return to its previous ways of praying. Pray today to drink the deep water of God’s love.

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Easter Saturday
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 1, 2016

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-04-01 10:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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April 1, 2016 Easter Friday

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-04-01 06:02

Friday. The “advanced” soul is so taken up in God’s love, it is difficult for the soul, if not impossible, to go back to steps that led to that loving contemplation, previously. As you pray today, remain in stillness – in God’s loving embrace.

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Easter Friday
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God’s Garden, April 1, 2016

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-04-01 04:00

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name “Carmel,” which means “the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual path up Mount Carmel.

The images and insights presented here represent a small sampling of what has bloomed in “God’s Garden” over the course of our 800-year existence. Welcome to our Carmelite garden; we hope you are nourished by what grows here and invite you to comment and share it with others.

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British Province of Carmelites to re-locate to Lourdes

News from Carmelite British Province - Fri, 2016-04-01 01:00
It was announced on 1st April that the friars of the British Province of Carmelites are to relocate to Lourdes, the famous Marian shrine in the south of France.

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: March 31, 2016

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-03-31 09:02

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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March 31, 2016 Easter Thursday

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-03-31 06:02

Thursday. As we receive God’s love in Christ Jesus freely, we are we asked to respond in love, freely. Approach Jesus with a pure heart in prayer today – a heart belonging to Him alone.

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Easter Thursday
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Stations of the Resurrection: Station 2–The Angel Speaks to the Women

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-03-31 03:30


While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here. He has risen. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words.

As they stood there not knowing what to think, the angel tells them “He is not here. He has Risen!”………… Luke 24:4-8

With these words “He has Risen” am I filled with hope and courage. are we? Do I always find hope in the Risen Christ? I, too, am challenged to proclaim this reality not only by my words but by my very being!

#JourneyIntoHope

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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: March 30, 2016

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-03-30 10:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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March 30, 2016 Easter Wednesday

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-03-30 06:02

Wednesday. The gift of contemplation creates within us “the habitual and substantial” deeper intimacy for which we long, thanks to the pursuit of our active, loving God. Pray today with gratitude for this gift.

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Easter Wednesday
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God’s Garden, March 30, 2016

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-03-30 04:00

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name “Carmel,” which means “the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual path up Mount Carmel.

The images and insights presented here represent a small sampling of what has bloomed in “God’s Garden” over the course of our 800-year existence. Welcome to our Carmelite garden; we hope you are nourished by what grows here and invite you to comment and share it with others.

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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: March 28, 2016

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-03-29 09:02

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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Stations of the Resurrection: Station 1–The Empty Tomb

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-03-29 06:52


On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”

So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.

Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned home.
John 20:1-10

Peter and John, hearing the testimony of Mary Magdalene, rushed to see with their own eyes.

How will I feed my faith? I am not interested only for the reason and doctrine, I hasten to do life, to seek the footsteps of Christ in my daily life.

#JourneyIntoHope

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Journey Into Hope: The Stations of the Resurrection

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-03-29 06:50


We have just celebrated the Easter Triduum where the great event of Jesus’ saving action is celebrated and remembered. It will take another 50 days for the Church to experience that profound and transforming event in our lives.

Journey with Mary of Magdala who had the joy of proclaiming “He has risen!” Journey with the Apostles as they went from disbelief becoming bearers of the Good News, with the disciples on the road to Emmaus where they encountered him in the breaking of the bread, Journey with the Risen Christ as he walks among us and, with the Mother of Jesus gathered in the upper room with the disciples as the Spirit of the Risen Jesus comes to rest on each of them sending them to proclaim the Good News.

These Stations of Easter draw us deeper into the presence and power of the Risen Christ culminating in Pentecost (meaning fiftieth) – the coming of the Holy Spirit. These stations are a meditation on the events of these fifty days.

#JourneyIntoHope

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March 29, 2016 Easter Tuesday

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-03-29 06:02

Tuesday. As Jesus, one with the Father and the Holy Spirit, gave his life because of his great love, so, too, are we called. In prayer today, express gratitude for being born anew in Christ Jesus.

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Easter Tuesday
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: March 28, 2016

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-03-28 10:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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March 28, 2016 Easter Monday

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-03-28 06:02

Monday. Easter Peace centers the faithful soul and enables the soul to endure any sufferings it undergoes. Pray today with the Easter Sequence: “Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.”

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Easter Monday
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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.

 



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