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God’s Garden, September 22, 2014

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-09-22 06:02

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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Monday September 22, 2014

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-09-22 06:02

Monday. The soul that has been purified and detached from all that keeps her from God, remembers God’s gifts and lives to please and serve God alone. In your prayer today, spend time remembering God’s gracious gifts to you and commit yourself to serving God and others generously.

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Pope Francis' Address at Celebration of Vespers at the Cathedral of St. Paul

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 20:09
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's words at the celebration of Vespers in the Cathedral of St. Paul this evening in Albania. The Pope departed from his prepared speech and said the following: I had prepared several words to tell you, and I will give it to the Archbishop so that he may send you the trans...

Pope Francis: 'May Peace Reign in Your Country'

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 20:05
The rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the Albanian faithful who gathered in Mother Teresa Square for the celebration of Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. This is the Pope's fourth international visit and his first visit to a European country outside of Italy. The second reading from today's Mass is of s...

Pope's Address to Interreligious Leaders of Albania

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 17:04
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during a meeting with interreligious leaders at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Albania today. *** Dear Friends, It is a great pleasure to be here at this meeting which brings together leaders of the main religious confessions present...

Pope Heads Back to Rome After Visit to Albania

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 16:37
After an intense and emotional visit to Albania, Pope Francis boarded the Alitalia flight that will return him to Rome.  Before departing for the airport, the Holy Father visited the 'Betania' Center, a charitable organization that cares for orphaned children. As is customary, the Pope sent a telegram to Presid...

Gospel Reading for Sunday, September 21st

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 15:25
Gospel: MT 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.  Going out about nine o’clock, the landowner saw others standing idle in...

Fathers and Families

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 15:21
Fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children, different from that of a mother, according to a recent book that examines a variety of scientific evidence. In “Do Fathers Matter?: What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked,” (Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux), journa...

'To Kill in the Name of God is a Great Sacrilege! To Discriminate in the Name of God is Inhuman'

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:42
"Authentic religion is a source of peace and not of violence! No one must use the name of God to commit violence!   To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman". Pope Francis said these words today at the Catholic University of "Our Lady of Good Council" of Tiran...

Pope Francis Greets Journalists During Flight to Albania

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:35
The Holy Father was accompanied by 50 journalists from 10 countries on his brief flight to Albania. During the flight, the Pope greeted each journalist one by one, wishing them "a good day of work and not of rest." "It will be a heavy day of work, a beautiful day of labor," he added, while taking leave of them wi...

Pope's Angelus Address at Conclusion of Mass in Tirana

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:03
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Before concluding this celebration, I wish to greet each of you who have come from all over Albania and from nearby countries. I thank you for your presence and for the witness of your faith. In a particular way, I wish to greet the young! They say that Albania is the most youthful co...

Pope Francis' Address at Welcoming Ceremony in Tirana

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:03
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during the Welcoming Ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Tirana, Albania. *** Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, Distinguished Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very happy to be here with you, in ...

Pope's Telegram to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:02
Here is the telegram sent by the Holy Father to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, president of the Italian Republic, before departing for Tirana, Albania. * * * To His Excellency The Honorable Giorgio Napolitano President of the Italian Republic Quirinale Palace 00187 In this moment that I prepare...

Pope Francis Arrives in "The Land of the Eagles"

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:02
Pope Francis landed in Tirana, Albania shortly after 9 a.m., the first visit by a Pope in 21 years since St. John Paul II's trip in 1993. As customary, before departing Rome's Fiumicino airport, the Holy Father sent a message to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. "In this moment that I prepare to depart for ...

Pope Francis' Homily at Mass in Mother Teresa Square in Tirana

Zenit - Sun, 2014-09-21 12:05
Here is the text of the Holy Father's homily at today's Mass in Mother Teresa Square during his Apostolic Visit to Tirana, Albania. *** Today’s Gospel tells us that, as well as the Twelve Apostles, Jesus calls another seventy-two disciples and that he sends them to the villages and cities to announce the Kingdo...
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