Tag Archives: Carmelite Spirituality

The Scapular – Sign of “Eternal Alliance” With the Woman Who Shall Crush the Head of Satan (II)

+ JMJ Feast of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel Eight hundred and sixty years before Christ, the whole of Israel, at the bidding of the fiery Prophet Elias, is assembled, with the prophets of their false god, … Continue reading

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Sixth Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

+ JMJ Consideration: Jesus Christ, the Ideal of True Christian Virtue (II) Jesus Christ had a most tender compassion for sinners who were sincerely humble and repentant for their sins. I came for sinners, the Lord said, and not for … Continue reading

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Fifth Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

+ JMJ Consideration: Jesus Christ, The Ideal of True Virtue There are very few Christians, even amongst those who are especially consecrated to God, who have a right idea of what true virtue is. Amongst all of them imagine it … Continue reading

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Fourth Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

+ JMJ Consideration: The True Devout Christian (II) The true devout man is a man of prayer, whose sole delight is to be with God, and to speak with Him, and who scarcely ever loses his sense of the presence … Continue reading

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Third Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

+ JMJ Consideration: On True and Solid Christian Devotion (I) by Rev. P. Jean Grou, S.I. THE word devotion, which is derived from the Latin, answers to that of devotedness,—a vowing of one­self, a consecration of one’s self. A devout … Continue reading

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Second Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

“I will lead you into my Family of Carmel where you will wear MY HABIT.” – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to Bl. Anne of Bartholomew, C.D. (a nun of Teresian Carmel)   “RECEIVE, MY BELOVED SON, THIS HABIT OF … Continue reading

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First Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

+ JMJ Consideration: the Scapular Vision of July 16, 1251 Two thousand, one hundred and ten years after the contest on Mt. Carmel, we see another king expectantly climbing up the Mount. He is not clothed in a toga-like robe … Continue reading

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The Great Sign in Heaven

+ JMJ Feast of the Apparition of the Immaculate Conception at Lourdes And a great sign appeared in heaven: a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars … Continue reading

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Our “Great Reversal”

A general view of the essential difference between the Traditional Roman Catholic Order and the New “Catholic Order” (Novus Ordo) envisioned by the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) of which the Crucified is the crucial test and point of departure. Excerpted from a letter of our confrere who received this sacred rite in one of the international seminaries of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X. – Discalced Carmelite Friars Continue reading

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