Five Traits for a Contemplative Life

One of the fundamental characteristics of contemplation for a Carmelite is the understanding that it is an invitation: an invitation into another’s presence. God invites

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Deus Caritas – God Is Love

When Charles Dickens wrote, “God is love,” on the workhouse wall, he was, of course, being sarcastic. He knew there was no love in that

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A Difficult Lent

“We had the experience but missed the meaning, / And approach to the meaning restores the experience / In a different form, beyond any meaning

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The Treasure of Silence

One perfect Word, and a world full of noise; one perfect proof of love, yet millions of lonely-hearted souls; one perfect God, and a bewildering

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