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An Easter Reflection

On Easter day and throughout the Easter season we celebrate the most important of Christian feasts.  We celebrate the day on which God through the power of the Spirit raised Jesus from the dead.  This

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Resurrection liturgy and Spirituality in the Tradition of the Carmelite Order

Part 2
As appears from what has already been said in the first part of this article, for the first centuries of their existence, the Carmelites devoted much attention to the Resurrection of the Lord. The daily encounter with the Risen Lord must certainly have influenced their spirituality.



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. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."