An Enclosed Carmelite Missionary?

An Enclosed Carmelite Missionary?

It was my mother who first taught me something so profound that I could never forget it. She said even though I may make my Morning Offering alone by the side of my bed or in bed I was not alone. Nor would I be alone even if I became a hermit and lived in the middle...
A Legacy from my Recusant Past

A Legacy from my Recusant Past

On the day when Pope Benedict first used the Internet ‘to tweet’, he was asked by one of his respondents, how can married people, living such busy lives, find time for prayer?  He replied –“By offering everything that is said and done each day to God.” First thoughts...
The Sacrament of the Present Moment

The Sacrament of the Present Moment

The Mass to inaugurate the Year of Divine Mercy had been prepared by the parishioners with the help of the curate and a group of the Sisters of Mercy. The readings, the psalms and the prayer had all been chosen to echo the overall theme of asking God to give his...
The Perfect Model for Christian Prayer

The Perfect Model for Christian Prayer

My little book ‘How to Pray’ had been commissioned by a Carmelite publishing house in Prague, as part of a pocket book series concentrating on different aspects of spirituality? I was delighted when it won the prize for the best spiritual book of 2004, and was then...
The Essence of the Prayer of Jesus

The Essence of the Prayer of Jesus

The essence of the prayer of Jesus entailed dedicating every moment of every day to loving God with every part and with every fibre of his being (Lk 2:29. Jn 4:34). All his prayer was directed to this end. Pledging himself to love his Father come what may, day in day...

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