Fr. Joel Giallanza, CSC, offers some wonderful insights in this “mini-course on the Interior Castle.” He offers a brief description of each of the seven mansion, followed by some reflections on how each level impacts prayer and relationships. Each section ends with a meditation on a particular virtue related to that stage of the interior life. (Third printing: 2008)
Janusz Janowiak O.carm was born in Lipnica Wielka, Poland, in 1974. He obtained his Doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin, Ireland. He is a lecturer in Biblical Theology and Koine Greek at the St. Jozef Bilczewski Theological Institute in Lviv, Ukraine, and has published several articles on the authorship and origin of various biblical books. This engaging study offers unique insights into the difficult and sometimes controversial theme of God’s zeal and jealousy as taught in the Old Testament. Making use of the historical-critical method, the author presents the texts examined in this book against their historical background to reflect their development and conducts their exegetical and theological analysis. In this way, he demonstrates that this concept predominantly speaks of God who loves his people so much that he wants them to remain faithful to him and inspires them to give a positive response to his love.
Composed on the occasion of the eighth centenary of the Carmelite Rule, historian Patrick McMahon, O.Carm. offers an interesting and in-depth study of its background. He then offers a commentary on the accompanying text in order to answer the question of its suitability for all Carmelites, particularly the laity. He concludes with some interesting reflections on the significance of this inheritance for Christians, and particularly Carmelites, today. (Fourth printing: 2013)
Elements of the Carmelite tradition provide the basis for developing a contemplative prayer stance in today’s world. This book, composed of talks given by Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm. to various audiences, provides thoughts for reflection and practical advice for confronting the challenges of prayer and “reading the signs of the times” through a Carmelite lens of hope, faith and love.
Tags: Contemplation, Carmelite Rule, Light in the Darkness, St Therese of Liseaux, Obedience, The Scapular, Mendicant, Meditation, Carmelite Prayer, Vocations, Spirituality, Formation, Justice and Peace. Mission, Into the Castel, Prophet, Devotion.
Historian Emanuele Boaga, O. Carm. shares important insights and reflections on the various solemnities, feasts and memorials of the Carmelite proper. For each saint or blessed, he provides both historical background and an explanation of the associated liturgical texts. It is a useful tool for reflection on the Carmelite identity, as indeed, for profound celebrations of these holy women and men.
Historian Joachim Smet, O. Carm. offers a glimpse into Carmelite women’s monastic life that spans centuries and continents. Beginning with the affiliation of various individuals and groups, his book takes the reader on a journey through the formation of the first formal monasteries to the successes and struggles of subsequent groups, to the founding of other monasteries beyond European boundaries. Photographs and references complete his account of these cloistered members of the Carmelite family. (Second printing: 2011)
REGULA ORDINIS FRATRUM
BEATISSIMAE VIRGINIS MARIAE DE MONTE CARMELO
VOLUME SECONDO: 1462-1766
1. Constitutiones cap. gen. a. 1462, jussu J. Soreth. – Ed.: Venezia 1499.
2. Aurea et saluberrima (Caput unicum, Isagogicon) a. 1524, jussu N.
Audet. – Ed.: Venezia 1524, ristampa Sevilla 1573.
3. Constitutiones a. 1586, jussu J. B. Caffardi. – Ed.: Roma 1586.
4. Constitutiones et decreta a. 1593, jussu J. S. Chizzola. – Ed.: Cremona
5. Constitutiones a. 1625, jussu G. Canali. – Ed.: Roma 1626.
6. Decreta comitiorum gen. ab anno 1625 ad annum 1672, jussu M. Ventimiglia.
– Ed.: Roma 1766.
Composed in view of the beatification of Bl. Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., in 1985, this collection of essays covers various aspects of Titus’ life and work. Various authors contribute interesting commentaries on Titus’ life, spirituality, and writings. The volume concludes with texts composed by the blessed Dutch Carmelite himself.
Fr. Titus in history and in the life of the Church and work are highlighted, as the prelude and life experience necessary for his final ordeal at the hands of the Nazis.
Devotion to Mary – Mary was a driving force in his spiritual life. Was eager to bring this Marian devotion to the attention of people whenever the opportunity present itself. Poverty meant sacrifice for him.
He condemned Nazism in his classes and wrote condemnatory articles in witch he upbraided the general tenents of Nazism.
Catholic education, jurnalist, martyr, catholic press, Dachau, Spiritual Life, Nijmegen, sermons, studies, spiritual odyssey, mysticism, contemplation, The Experience of God, mystical phenomena, Trust in God, Role of Mary in bringing Jesus to man, defence on the faith, Joy, Carmel cannot be without Mary, St. Teresa of Avila, mystical life, metodical prayer, Blessed John Soreth, spiritul retreat, Light on Carmel, Meditation, The Scapular, Prison, Prisoner
(Second printing: 2004)
This engaging work, written in a non-technical style, presents the relevance of the teachings of St. John of the Cross as a Way of Holiness for contemporary man. Making use of the principal symbols of the Carmelite Mystic: canticle, flame, dark night and mountain, the author engages in a dialogue with contemporary theology and spirituality, without undermining the contribution of Christian tradition and classical schools of thought in the interpretation of sanjuanist texts, in order to present a powerfully relevant and attractive spirituality for our times. It reveals a spirituality rooted in its Carmelite identity and open to the exigencies of the religious search of the present day.
Armed with a deep knowledge of St. John of the Cross and Carmelite Spirituality, and with admirable scholarship in the fields of Philosophy, Theology and Spirituality, the author engages the Carmelite Mystic and Doctor in a dialogue in order to reveal the simplicity and profundity of his teachings in a language that reveals the seriousness and urgency of his teachings at the same time their consistency in the wake of contemporary musings and studies on the relationship between the Absolute and Man. Parting from the aforementioned sanjuanist symbols, the author presents their directionality as a Way. Bereft of any pretension of exhaustiveness, this work is an exploration, an introduction whose aim is to clarify, to guide, to discover the richness and relevance of the spirituality hidden in the sanjuanist texts.
In five brief, though dense chapters, the author presents the beginnings or point of departure (Chapter 1), the main actor (Chapter 2), the goal (Chapter 3), the criteria and guide (Chapter 4) and the dynamic journey of the way to its completion (Chapter 5) thus revealing in a compact manner the highlights and principles of a classical spirituality who is open to dialogue and confrontation within the parameters of the contemporary search for the fulfillment of life in the light of the relationship with the Absolute or God, making use of categories and terms that all the more highlight the Christian and Carmelite heritage of St. John of the Cross himself, a Mystic and Master for the twenty-first century for all men in search for meaning.
Proceedings of the Carmelite Mariological Seminar Held to Celebrate the 750th Anniversary of the Brown Scapular Promoted by the General Councils of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and the Order of Discalced Carmelites. Sassone, Ita