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Lesson in Love from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

These last weeks have revealed, with increasing ardor, a horror in our nation. The undercover videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the sale of aborted baby parts for experimentation

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Reflection: The Life of St Edith Stein

Exploring the riches of femininity, the mission of women

In a time when people have been discussing the Christian roots of Europe and a European Constitution with no mention of its indestructible Christian roots, we meet the figure of Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). She was an eminent European personality in her life, her thought and her work.

St. Edith Stein: Martyr for Truth

The 20th century witnessed great advances in science and medicine. But it was not an era for truth.

Research uncovered remarkable facts about the physical world, but philosophers and even average people were gripped by the idea that we cannot know anything for certain.



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."