Category: Seasonal Meditations

Solemnity of All Saints

What determines who are the saints we celebrate in today’s Solemnity? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Journey to Bethlehem

In this excerpt from “The Truth about Saint Joseph,” Fr. Maurice Mescheler describes and contemplates Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

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The Inn and the Stable

When God came to earth, there was no room in the inn, but there was room in the stable. What lesson is hidden behind the inn and the stable?

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The Saints on Purgatory

Your own love for the souls in Purgatory — expressed by your prayers and sacrifices on their behalf — is received very favorably by God.

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Solutions from the Saints

By their spiritually successful lives, the saints can inspire us, encourage us, and give us practical wisdom and examples on how to cope with and overcome life’s challenges.

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Sweet Guest of the Soul

Who is the Sweet Guest of the soul? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on the Holy Spirit for today’s Solemnity of Pentecost, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Supper at Bethany

Why is Mary of Bethany a symbol for the soul in love with God? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this Holy Week excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Value of Suffering

How and why does suffering have value? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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