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In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later. By Fr. Thomas Dubay. Thorough, understandable explanation of Carmelite spirituality. Contains short biographies of Teresa … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged books, Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, John of the Cross, Prayer, review, Teresa of Ávila 5 Comments
Mary pondered all these things–do you?
There are many types of devotion to Mary. Carmelites honor Mary by imitating her. In particular, they imitate her way of meditating on the great things that God has done. Luke’s Gospel tells us twice that “Mary kept all these … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Mary Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, Mary, Meditation, Prayer 7 Comments
The secret of a domestic monastery : Conversion Diary
The secret of a domestic monastery : Conversion Diary. For years I’ve been fascinated with the idea of creating a “domestic monastery.” To me, that concept evoked a home that’s orderly and prayerful, a haven where you could go to … Continue reading
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What is contemplation? Part II
There are three major categories of contemplation. The first, which I wrote about last week, is natural contemplation. The second is the contemplation practiced in non-Christian religions. The third is supernatural contemplation. It is this third type of contemplation that … Continue reading
Posted in Openness, Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, John of the Cross, Meditation, prayer time, Teresa of Ávila 4 Comments
What is contemplation? Part I
ontemplation for Carmelites is the summit of the spiritual life on earth. It is (or should be) the goal of all Christians. It is what we prepare our kids for in our homeschool. But there is a lot of misunderstanding … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Christianity, Contemplation, Meditation, prayer time, Religion and Spirituality 6 Comments