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God’s Garden, May 27, 2016

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-05-27 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: May 26, 2016

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-05-26 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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May 26, 2016 Thursday

PCM Province - Thu, 2016-05-26 06:02

Thursday. We can sometimes be so preoccupied and busy, that we fail to notice the clutter within “our own house,” and wonder why nothing is satisfying. In your prayer today, ask the Holy Spirit to grant you the peace that the ‘world’ cannot give you.

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Thursday
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: May 25, 2016

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-05-25 09:01

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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Blessed Titus Brandsma, a model for the Year of Mercy

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-05-25 06:47

On account of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis in the bull, Misericordia Vultus (April 11, 2015) the Pontifical Council for the promotion of new evangelization has been publishing a series of aids to help local churches in their celebration of the jubilee.

In the sixth publication, under the title, “The Saints in Mercy”, the council offers a series of figures that offer inspiration in living out this fundamental dimension of faith. Among others, the Pontifical Council proposes two Carmelite figures: St. Therese of Lisieux and Blessed Titus Brandsma. The witness of Therese (under the title of “Gratitude for the Just and Merciful God”) highlights the rich teaching of Therese in relation to mercy. The chapter on Blessed Titus Brandsma, under the title “A Strong and Merciful Father”, depicts a man who could combine a strenuous opposition to Nazism with compassion and mercy towards all, including the nurse who gave him the injection that took his life away.

May Blessed Titus, St. Therese and all the saints of Carmel help us to accept this special year in the life of the Church with joy and commitment.

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May 25, 2016 Wednesday

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-05-25 06:02

Wednesday. A glimpse of what God had prepared for her was enough to draw Therese away from any attachments that would keep her from her one true love. Pray today for detachment.

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Wednesday
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God’s Garden, May 25, 2016

PCM Province - Wed, 2016-05-25 04:47


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: May 24, 2016

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-05-24 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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May 24, 2016 Tuesday

PCM Province - Tue, 2016-05-24 06:02

Tuesday. John invites the experienced soul to the way of trust and blindness, rather than that the way of understanding, in order to enter the “night of the spirit.” Pray today to place your trust in God to light your way in the darkness

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Tuesday
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Congress of the Third Order of the Neapolitan Province

No:  10/2016

"Come and love Love": this was the title of the XIV , which took place in Florence on 23-25 ​​April. The presenter, Fr. Mark Nuzzi, director for the tertiaries of the Italian Province, presented the message of St. Mary Magdalene for today. about 120 tertiaries and friends of Carmel walked in the footsteps of the saint by visiting the places linked to her: the monastery in which the remains of S . Mary Magdalene are preserved, where Fr.

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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: May 23, 2016

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-05-23 09:01

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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May 23, 2016 Monday

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-05-23 06:02

Monday. Pray today for the awareness that in your weakness is your strength as you try “to please God more.”

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Monday
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God’s Garden, May 23, 2016

PCM Province - Mon, 2016-05-23 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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Opening of the anniversary in the Maltese Province

No:  9/2016

Among the many initiatives carried out at the opening of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, we would like to highlight what took place in the Carmelite Province of Malta. On 2 April, the Maltese friars met for a day of retreat during which they opened the Magdalenian year with the ceremony of lighting lamps from the Easter candle. These lamps were then distributed to the communities of the Province where they celebrated the opening of the anniversary with the Christian and parrochial communities connected to Carmel.

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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: May 22, 2016

PCM Province - Sun, 2016-05-22 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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May 22, 2016 Holy Trinity Sunday

PCM Province - Sun, 2016-05-22 06:02

Sunday. For impatient souls, imageless praying in “loving, substantial quietude,” can seem like no prayer at all. Pray today to be drawn to God in stillness and let God be your only concern.

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Holy Trinity Sunday
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: May 21, 2016

PCM Province - Sat, 2016-05-21 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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May 21, 2016 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

PCM Province - Sat, 2016-05-21 06:02

Saturday. Following the Way Jesus walked, like his other disciples through the centuries did, can relieve your daily burdens. Pray today to carry your cross willingly as Jesus did.

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Saturday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: May 20, 2016

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-05-20 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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May 20, 2016 Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

PCM Province - Fri, 2016-05-20 06:02

Friday. Day and night Therese meditated on God’s love in Jesus Christ and wanted nothing else but to give God glory and praise in all that she did. In your prayer today, give God thanks and praise for all God has done in your life.

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
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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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