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An Easter Reflection with Mother M. Angeline Teresa, O.Carm.

During the Sacred Triduum and the celebration of Easter, it is easy to recall the memory of the Servant of God, Mother Angeline Teresa. Mother was deeply devoted to Christ, to the Eucharist, to the liturgy of the Church, and to all priests. The Christ-centered approach in her spirituality touched every aspect of her life and her prayer,

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St. Joseph: Pillar of Families

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I walk, carried in the arms of St Joseph,
hidden in Christ, surrendered to thee.
I walk, under the veil of St Joseph,
his mantle my shelter; a father, the head of me. I walk as Christ walked,
submitting myself under the Father's authority, his shadow, that is...St Joseph.

Saint Andrew Corsini "the Apostle of Florence"

In the context of the Middle Ages, Andrew Corsini stands out as one who was ahead of his time as a church reformer and a saintly example of what a leader should be. In the calamitous 14th century, bishops tended to comport themselves like feudal nobility, commanding armies and administering their dioceses like city-states. Andrew, who grew up as a genuine noble, lived like a simple friar, and showed the world what a true bishop should be.

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Bl. Candelaria of St. Joseph (1863-1940)

Religious, Foundress of the Venezuelan Carmelite Sisters

Susana Paz Castillo Ramirez was born on 11 August 1863 in Altagracia de Orituco, in the State of Guarico, Venezuela. Her father died when she was 7 years old and the family gradually lost all they had. Her education consisted in rudimentary reading, writing and arithmetic skills.

On The History and Spirit of Carmel

Until a few years ago, very little from our silent monasteries penetrated into the world. It is different today. People talk a lot about Carmel and want to hear something about life behind the high walls. This is chiefly attributable to the great saints of our time who have captivated the entire Catholic world with amazing speed, for instance, St Therese of the Child Jesus.  Gertrud von le Fort's novel about Carmel has vigorously directed German intellectual circles to our Order as has her beautiful foreword to the letters of Marie Antoinette de Geuser.

URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and throughout the world!

Christ is born for us!  Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to the men and women whom he loves.  May all people hear an echo of the message of Bethlehem which the Catholic Church repeats in every continent, beyond the confines of every nation, language and culture.  The Son of the Virgin Mary is born for everyone; he is the Saviour of all.

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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."