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April 26, 2016 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-04-26 06:02

Tuesday. Believe that anything is possible for one who loves God. Pray slowly today as you make the sign of the cross, thanking God for the gift of God as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier.

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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 25, 2016

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-04-25 10:01

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 25, 2016 Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-04-25 06:02

Monday. God is faithful to the soul that seeks its Spouse unceasingly – guiding and protecting it even from the very fires of hell. As you pray today, seek your Spouse with all your heart.

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Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter
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God’s Garden, April 25, 2016

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-04-25 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: April 24, 2016

PCM Province - Sun, 2016-04-24 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 24, 2016 Fifth Sunday of Easter

PCM Province - Sun, 2016-04-24 06:02

Sunday. Only when we are ready to become “poor and weak” can we become “victims of love” that we long for so deeply. As you pray today open your hands to receive the gifts that God has to offer you.

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Fifth Sunday of Easter
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 23, 2016

PCM Province - Sat, 2016-04-23 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 23, 2016 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Sat, 2016-04-23 06:02

Saturday. God draws the soul to deeper intimacy in ways that seem impossible to us. In prayer today, entrust yourself to God and invite the Holy Spirit to be the only source of your breath and life!

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Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 22, 2016

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-04-22 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 22, 2016 Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-04-22 06:02

Friday. In stillness, ask God to teach you how to pray, today!

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Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
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God’s Garden, April 22, 2016

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-04-22 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: April 21, 2016

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-04-21 15:00

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 21, 2016 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-04-21 06:02

Thursday. In the gospels, Jesus reminds the disciples (us) that they need to become poor in order to be rich. With Therese, pray today to “choose to be the poorest…for the love of our Lord.”

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Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter
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Stations of the Resurrection: Station 8–The Appearance on the Shore of Galilee

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-04-21 04:00


After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.”

So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?” They answered him, “No.” So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish. So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards, dragging the net with the fish.

When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead.
-John 21:1-14

“Later on, Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberius, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, called the Twin, Nathaniel from Cana in Galilee, the Sons of Zebedee and two more of the disciples were together. Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing'”

Abundance of life! Teeming with life. Peter continues to be amazed by Jesus. And so am I? The generosity, the hospitality that Jesus extends to Peter and the disciples, he extends to me, to all of us. I am called to live fully and joyfully in the presence of the Risen Lord Jesus, knowing that he offers life in abundance. Bu it requires letting go of my insecurities and uncertainties too.

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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 20, 2016

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-04-20 10:30

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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God’s Garden, April 20, 2016

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-04-20 06:44


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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April 20, 2016 Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-04-20 06:02

Wednesday. In your prayer today, ask to be transformed by the Holy Spirit so that as you become one with God’s Spirit, you will be breathe out the very breath of God.

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Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 19, 2016

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-04-19 09:00

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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Stations of the Resurrection: Station 7–Christ Appears to the Disciples

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-04-19 06:34


Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?r Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
John 20:24-29

“Thomas, called the twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said , ‘We have seen the Lord,’”

Doubt finds it’s way in to my life all to often. For some reason I need certainty, proof, reassurance. Am I like Thomas? Do I need proof. Doubt without hope is another matter. Doubt can lead to faith and both will lead us to God.

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April 19, 2016 Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-04-19 06:02

Tuesday. Humility gives us new clarity about our true relationship to God and others. Pray today for a truly humble heart that rejoices in and can “comprehend (God’s) wonders!”

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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
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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.

 



by Dr. Radut