Tag: Self-denial

The Way of the Cross

How does the way of the Cross conform us to Christ? Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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What is Mortification?

Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question about what mortification is and how it helps us to practice it.

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Conversion of Saint Paul

As we celebrate today’s feast, we need to be attentive to how St. Paul’s conversion and life are applicable to our own, from a homily by St. John Chrysostom.

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Guard of the Senses

Why is important to practice custody (or guard) of the senses? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Corporal Mortification

Here’s an important question for Lent which starts on Wednesday: What is the purpose of corporal mortification? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in an excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Feast of All Carmelite Saints

What is this Feast of All Carmelite Saints” about? Find out as Liz Estler reflects on the very famous, and not so famous, Carmelites who have climbed the Mountain of the Lord.

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Forsake Not the Discipline

“Forsake not the discipline.” These words are reported as among the very first and very last teachings of St. Antony of the Desert by his

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