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Contemplation puts us in touch intuitively and lovingly with the truth. It helps us develop wisdom, a God’s eye view of reality. Perhaps a talk, an insight, or a recommended book or film will draw you deeper into both wisdom and the truest form of love.

Resonating with the Word

Blessed rather are they who hear the Word of God and keep it. What did Jesus  mean by Word?  The dictionary definitions are cold and perfunctory.  So let’s listen to what an eminent theologian from the 20th century, Karl Rahner, who insisted on being a pastor and spiritual teacher as well as a brilliant theologian, ...
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Hearing the Lord When He Calls

Gillian Coxhead brings us once again to the soul of Teresa who says that the closer we are to his Majesty the easier it is to hear his call.  The soul has such beauty and dignity like a crystal castle or paradise  where the Lord takes his delight.  Gillian urgently nudges us step by step ...
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Earthy Humility

Sr. Ceil takes up the humility that Gillian tapped into for some practical examples of the struggle to be humble.  How important to be grateful for our humiliations! ...
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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom from Paddy Rolleston   Paddy has been in Friends of Carmel since we began in 2015. He is coping with progressive Parkinson’s and has some difficulty with speaking.   We asked him to give us some words of wisdom.  The following is an excerpt from his contribution.   The Dalai Lama begins a ...
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Hearers of Great Words

Gathering at Holy Hill Hermitage Saturday October 8th 10:30  am - 4 pm All are welcome (Soup Lunch) To book and for more information contact: friendsofcarmelholyhill@gmail.com ...
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