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LITURGICAL CALENDAR 2017 with Carmelite Feastdays

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The  calendar  is  based  upon  the  General  Roman  Calendar,  promulgated  by  Pope  Paul  VI  on February 14, 1969, subsequently amended by Pope John Paul II, and with the supplement of the Carmelite Feast-days. This calendar has been updated to reflect the names and titles of the various liturgical days in conformity with the Roman Missal.

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Liturgical Year A

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The liturgical year begins with First Sunday of Advent, which starts four Sundays before Christmas (December 25). In this Liturgical year, 2017, Circle A, the Church meditates on the Gospel of Matthew and uses it for most of Sunday readings  (St. Luke for Circle B and St. Mark for Circle C). St. John, who appears several times in the Liturgy of the Word of almost all three years, is offered in a special way during the time of the Lord's Passion.

The Way of the Cross with Carmelite Saints

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prepared by Carmelite Vocation and WebTeam

THE CARMELITE SAINTS in their prayers and reflections reveal a deep communion with the Passion of Jesus. In the light of Christ crucified they beheld the depths of the heart of God and discovered there as well the meaning of the human heart.

One of the most fruitful practices of Christian piety is known as The Way of the Cross (or Stations of the Cross), a devotion that in all probability dates back to the era of the first Christians.

Flos Carmeli: The Tapestry of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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By Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O. Carm

Flos Carmeli,

vitis florigera,

splendor caeli,

Virgo puerpera

singularis.

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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A novena (from Latin: Novem, meaning Nine) is an institutional act of religious pious devotion in the Roman Catholic Church, often consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days in belief of obtaining special intercessory graces.

From Mary to Mary, From Mother to Daughter, From Teacher to Disciple

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Rafael Fonsêca, pré-noviço carmelita

From Mary to Mary, From Mother to Daughter, From Teacher to Disciple

The Marian spirituality of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face

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The Word Of God In Our Carmelite Journey

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THE WORD OF GOD IN
OUR CARMELITE JOURNEY

 

My heart overflows with noble words…. (Psalm 45)

 

Prepared by The General Commission for Evangelization and Mission

1. The Word That Visits Me in The Silence Of My Solitude

Then a voice came to me….

Letter of the Prior General for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2017

Letter from Fr Fernando

Fernando Millán Romeral O.Carm.

 

Dear brothers and sisters of the Carmelite family:

          The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching and, like every year, I want to send you an affectionate greeting with my most sincere congratulations.  I hope that the feast and all the celebrations of these days (novenas, processions, religious and cultural events, etc.) will be an occasion to honor Mary under this title so popular and endearing and so dear to all of us Carmelites.  May these celebrations touch our hearts, inspire our living of the charism, and transform our lives so that we become more and more faithful to the values of the Gospel.

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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. 

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." 

 



by Dr. Radut