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Welcome to The Carmelite Institute’s webpage CarmelStream!  The Carmelite Institute is a collaborative effort of the Carmelites of the United States and Canada. Its mission is to promote the following of Jesus Christ through studies in the Carmelite tradition and by making the tradition available to our Carmelite brothers and sisters, as well as to all those interested in a spiritual life. 

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New Lecture Available Through CarmelStream.org!

“Shall We Be a More Contemplative Church?” by Keith Egan. Click Here to view the entire lecture, provided courtesy of The Carmelite Institute. The video should be in the Carmel-Tube section rather than on the homepage.

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Teresa’s Anniversary in Spain!

Join The Carmelite Institute on an immersive journey into the heart and homeland of Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint and Doctor of the Church. This travelling seminar will include presentations, prayer services and conversation to open up Saint Teresa’s world and spiritual insights for you. Our trip is more than pilgrimage. It is an opportunity to learn, be inspired, and take home a new understanding of the truths that Saint Teresa reveals about God and the life of prayer..

October 29 – November 12, 2015

 

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Call for Papers

The Seelaus prize will be awarded for the best new piece of writing submitted on the subject of Carmelite Spirituality.

NEW ROUND: The Carmelite Institute is proud to announce that, thanks again to a generous benefactor, we will again sponsor the Vilma Seelaus Essay Competition in 2014, deadline for submissions is June 30, 2014.

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Vilma Seelaus Essay Competition in 2014

NEW ROUND: The Carmelite Institute is proud to announce that, thanks again to a generous benefactor, we will again sponsor the Vilma Seelaus Essay Competition in 2014, deadline for submissions is June 30, 2014. Please visit: Vilma Seelaus Prize page to learn more.

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Titus Brandsma

Please read a new short article by Fr. Leopold dedicated to the memory of Titus Brandsma, who is commonly associated with freedom of the press, defense of human rights, and the autonomy of the Catholic schools under the oppressive power of Hitler’s empire.

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New Blog post from Sr. Helena

We have a new blog post from Sr. Helena of Mary, O.Carm “Our Lenten Journey”, please look for it in the main navigation.

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