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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. 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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LOGO-Vimeo CarmelStream is a place to find and contribute to the contemporary interpretation of Carmelite spirituality, and to find inspiration for the journey toward intimacy with God in prayer. It is intended as a collaborative medium for engaging Carmelites and the wider public in the interpretation and application of our Carmelite charism to contemporary times and daily life. We have a great treasure in our Sisters and Brothers who have gone ahead of us in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and left us and the world a rich legacy illuminating a mystical path that has guided countless men and women through their lives to the destiny to which God calls us all. This project is intended to give water to all who thirst for a spirituality relevant to their times and lives.

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Blessed Mariam Baouardy

First meeting with Mariam Baouardy, a Christian from Orient

HOLY LAND/ROME –  On May 17, Mariam Baouardy, together with Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas, will be canonized by Pope Francis in Rome. Below is a complete dossier prepared by the Carmel of Bethlehem and by father William-Marie Merchat, and promoted by l’OEuvre d’Orient which is proposed as a first meeting with Mariam Baouardy: a biography sketch and some major axes…

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