Spirit of Elijah

A Life Steeped In Prayer We may truly say that the life of high contemplation of the Prophet was not only founded on the practice of all virtues, but that this practice and exercise of prayer and virtue accompany his visions and mystical graces. These mystical graces are a free gift of God, but God … Continue reading Spirit of Elijah

Reflections on the Vows in Carmelite Life: A Call to Transformation

Our 1995 Constitutions of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel begin by stating that Through Jesus Christ, Son of the Father and “firstborn of all creation” (Col 1:15), we live in union with God and with our neighbours in a new way.   The Constitutions describe the Carmelite vocation as a … Continue reading Reflections on the Vows in Carmelite Life: A Call to Transformation

The Carmelite Charism

A charism is a gift from God to the Church for the world. With regard to a Religious Order, the term refers to the gift which God gives to an individual or group to inspire the founding of a new religious family within the Church. This gift is handed down through the centuries and enriched … Continue reading The Carmelite Charism