St. Jeanne Delanoue

What Jeanne reminds us is that grace works in us over time. We might not have a great "St. Paul" conversion story but might labor little by little throughout our lives, gradually becoming closer to God, more open to grace, and holier. Like Jeanne, we should never become discouraged but rather trust in God and … Continue reading St. Jeanne Delanoue

How to Live and Pray Like a Carmelite Without Joining a Monastery

Carmelite spirituality focuses heavily on this; that there is meaning even in the simplest things of life, the smallest tasks, the greatest tribulations. It is in realizing that this life is a pilgrimage that we discover the joy of life and the joy of God. Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., in his book Carmelite Spirituality: The … Continue reading How to Live and Pray Like a Carmelite Without Joining a Monastery