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2015 Carmelite Symposium

A Celebration of St. Teresa of Avila:
St. Teresa’s Gift to the 21st Century

June 28 – July 2,2015
St. Mary’s of The Lake Seminary in Mundelein,IL

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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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New Lecture Available Through!

“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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World Prayer for Peace

DOWNLOAD FLYER On March 28, 2015, the entire Teresian family of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, nuns, friars and secular members, in union with the whole Church, will celebrate the 500th birthday of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church and reformer of Carmel. To mark this significant anniversary and as a birthday gift…


Communicationes #238

Communicationes #238 This document includes Convocation by the Father General by Fr. Saverio Cannistra, Guidelines for the Celebration by Fr. Emilio Jose Martinez and World Prayer for Piece.


Carmelite draws from life of Elijah for pope, Curia’s Lenten retreat

By Laura Ieraci Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Lenten journey of conversion requires Christians to rediscover the “deepest truth” about themselves, cast off their masks and take on the courage to live truth, a prominent Carmelite priest told the pope and Vatican officials. In the first days of Lenten spiritual exercises for…

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