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The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne   taken from the Caramel Clarion March – April issue of 2004 by Father Phelim, OCD     Carmelite foundation   The community of Carmelite nuns at Compiegne had been established and 1641.  It was … Continue reading

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Elizabeth of the Trinity and Saint Paul

Elizabeth of the Trinity and Saint Paul Carmel Clarion September-October 2004 Eight days after her entrance into Carmel, Elizabeth was filling out a form in which among other things she was asked what her favorite book was. Curiously she answered, … Continue reading

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The Marvels of Divine Union in The Last Mansions

The Marvels of Divine Union in The Last Mansions   Taken from the September-October Issue 2006 of the Carmel Clarion   by Philip Boyce, OCD   Part I. The thought of describing the marvels of God’s union with the purified … Continue reading

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Temptation and Spiritual Discernment in Ignatius of Loyola and John of the Cross

Temptation and Spiritual Discernment in Ignatius of Loyola and John of the Cross   by Segundo Galilea   The practice of discernment is as old as Christian spirituality. To discern is to distinguish between good and evil in order to … Continue reading

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The First Blind Guide: John of the Cross and Spiritual Direction

The First Blind Guide: John of the Cross and Spiritual Direction   Thomas H. Green   Introduction: Discovering John of the Cross   In my 40 years as a religious and a pray-er, and my almost 28 years as a … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of His Sufferings’: The Example of Elizabeth of the Trinity

The Fellowship of His Sufferings’: The Example of Elizabeth of the Trinity   By Jennifer Moorcroft   To discuss suffering is not easy; it is perhaps the thorniest issue with which we have to grapple in our lives. However, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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