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'Someone defined Teresian prayer as a “story of friendship.” And effectively, if it is friendship, it cannot but be a story, a long story, with its lights and shadows, its dry and tired moments and those others in which we drink with full hands from the fount: nevertheless, a story which we want to live together, never without the light of his gaze, never without the consolation of his forgiveness.'
Homily of Fr Eugene McCaffrey given at St Teresa's Church Clarendon St at a mass celebrating St Elizabeth of the Trinity's canonization on the 16th Oct 2016
In this letter I wish to propose to you keys for rereading the writings of Elizabeth for for the purpose of gathering from them their relevance...
Letter from the Prioress of the Carmel 'Thank you for praying so that all that we are living in the obscurity of our hidden life or in our poor witness as contemplatives in the very heart of the violence and war might be lived in humility, peace, and truth.'
News from the recent General Definitory in Rome.
Albania, the birthcountry of St Teresa of Calcutta has a community of Carmelite nuns & a recently built new home for the friars.
Jubilees to be celebrated this month of Sept and in 2016 in general
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, will be canonized on the 4th of Sept2016. Although she was born on August 26th 1910, she was baptised the following day on August 27th, and she always considered this to be her true birthday, the day she was born into the church.
The great challenge faced by consecrated persons to persevere in seeking God “with the eyes of faith in a world which ignores His presence”, and to continue to offer that world Christ’s life of chastity, poverty and obedience life as a credible and trustworthy sign, thus becoming “a living ‘exegesis’ of God’s word”.