Category: Carmelite Spirituality

Sweet Guest of the Soul

“Since the Church continues Christ’s work, she needs the same impetus which guided His soul; she needs the Holy Spirit.” -Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord

“By going before us, Jesus our Head has given us the right to follow Him there some day, and we can even say with St. Leo, ‘In the person of Christ, we have penetrated the heights of heaven’ (Roman Breviary)” – Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Solemnity of All Saints

“One thing only endures, for the humble and the great, the poor and the wealthy: the degree of love they had attained, to which corresponds the degree of glory which now renders them eternally happy.” -Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Flos Carmeli (Flower of Carmel)

“If you want to know how we feel about Mary, our Mother, spend a few minutes reflecting on one of the most beautiful prayers ever written, the Flos Carmeli.” – Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

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The Real Presence

“The Eucharist makes the presence of Jesus with us a permanent one.” – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen

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The Trinity Within Us

Jesus revealed the Trinity and established ties of friendship for us with the Three Divine persons: Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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