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How do we pray about Afghanistan?

How do we pray about something as big and painful as Afghanistan? In this short reflection, Sister Catherine Wybourne offers an encouragement to all who are lost for words.

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God Naturally Revealed

Sandra Walkling lives in Tasmania and has been a member of the Carmelite Secular Order for over 30 years. In this beautiful short reflection, Sandra shares her experience of relating with her dog and the many insights it offers us for our relationship with God. 

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Fully Human, Fully Alive

Longing for happiness? For fulfillment? In this reflection, Ruth Burrows ponders the divine glory of being human.

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God Is Much Better Than You Believe

Who among us isn’t held back from throwing ourselves into God’s arms by the memory of our past sins? Who feels “good enough” to receive the outpouring of God’s love? In this excerpt from a book by the Australian Carmelite friar Aloysius Rego, we encounter the life-giving and freeing wisdom that St Therese of Lisieux offers people who feel just as we do.

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A Carmelite Way of the Cross

Enter into the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus with this beautiful “Carmelite Way of the Cross.”

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God’s Voice or Mine? 7 Tips on What to Listen to in Prayer

How do we know if we are listening to God’s voice in prayer? Check out this article for 7 life-giving and practical tips!

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Distractions in Prayer

Do you ever find yourself distracted in prayer? Are you ever tempted to give up on prayer altogether because you don’t seem to be getting anywhere? This reflection may be just what you need to read.

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Zooming with St Teresa of Avila

Facing yet another Zoom meeting? Perhaps St Teresa of Avila has some wisdom that will make the experience a little less fatiguing!

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Let Nothing Disturb You?

“Let nothing disturb you,” St Teresa of Avila counsels us in her famous prayer. But how can we possibly “let nothing disturb us” if we are consumed with worry, for instance, about the ill-health of a loved one, or about a relationship breakdown, or about our financial situation? In this article, Michelle Jones explores the possibility that Rembrandt’s painting “The Jewish Bride” can help us understand and live Teresa’s prayer more deeply.

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The Prayer Project

The Prayer Project is a set of resources and guidelines created by the Community of Carmelite friars at the Mount Carmel Retreat Centre designed to help you to pray simply at home – during the pandemic and beyond!

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The Contemplative Life and Social Justice

This article explores critical questions perhaps asked by people drawn to the Carmelite tradition: Given the imperative for all Christians to be alert to the demands of social justice, how can we responsibly follow a call to a relatively simple life which gives priority to prayer? Do we not run the risk of camouflaging an essentially egocentric existence with the label “contemplative”? Could this not be, rather, merely a “cop-out,” avoiding the “real” concerns of Christian living?

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Lose Yourself: Getting past “me” to “thee”

The following article by Ruth Burrows (Sr Rachel of the Quidenham Carmelite Monastery, England) is both challenging and enriching. Burrows explores what Jesus means when he insists that we must become as little as a little child in order to enter the kingdom of God.

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