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The Carmelites

The Carmelites? Who are we?

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The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary.

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IV Centenary of the Foundation of the Carmelite Monastery of Zaragoza (Spain) 1615-2015

Fr. Rafael Mª. López Melús, O.Carm.

Throughout the last two years, the Carmelite nuns in Zargoza have been celebrating a jubilee. It is the fourth centenary of their foundation. It was on the 8th of July, 1615 that the four founders from the monastery of the Incarnation in Valencia arrived in the city of Zaragoza. The founding benefactor was Doña Ana Carrillo (d. 1631), who later became a Carmelite. 

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The History of the Carmelite Liturgy

Bartholomew Quinn, O.Carm.

It is often true to say that the present is deeply rooted in the past; it is certainly very true to say so of the Carmelite Rite as we have it today. For that body of liturgical books — the Missal, the Breviary, the Ceremonial, and the rest — which directs the liturgical life of the Order, has not remained unchanged in the course of centuries. Rather, the Carmelite Rite as we know it today is the result of seven centuries of development,

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The Carmelite Vocation

Thomas Mcginnis, O.Carm.

We often read in books and hear in lectures about the various schools of spirituality within the Catholic Church. We are told, for example, that the Dominican school is distinguished by its emphasis upon the intellectual element in the spiritual life; the Franciscan school, by a similar emphasis upon the affective element. The existence of such schools may at first sight appear strange; yet serious consideration will tell us that the oft-quoted words of St. Augustine apply not only to individual souls,

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The Development of Carmelite Spirituality

Joel J. Moelter, O.Carm.

The study of the history of spirituality has unfortunately been somewhat neglected until comparatively recent times. Yet its importance can hardly be exaggerated. It is true that those features which characterize sanctity in general must necessarily be found in all of the saints. Still there is an enormous personal factor. Thus to know that St. Teresa was a saint is not to know how she was a saint.

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400 Years of Life in Praise of God and of Our Blessed Mother - - Nuestra Señora De Las Maravillas

monastery of Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas

The nuns of the Carmelite community of the monastery of Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas in Madrid are celebrating the 4th centenary of the monastery to thank God for the wonders he has done in this community over four hundred years of existence.

The celebrations began on the 3rd of February of this year

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Back to the Sources - O.Carm. and O.C.D. Project for Wadi ‘ain es-Siah

the O.Carm. and O.C.D. Commission of Wadi

Perhaps for many the name “Wadi Es Siah” quickens their heartbeat, for others it is just a foreign expression like many others. For those who for many years have visited and walked through the valley on Mount Carmel near Haifa, called Wadi Es Siah, it is a mystical place imbued with memories, ever old and ever new.

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