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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.

Sayings of Light and Love 2

Ruth Burrows, a Carmelite nun and modern writer says, “Being called to Carmel means…to live intensely, for all, the human destiny to be, with Jesus, a capacity for God’s self-giving.” Another Carmelite resource, Footprints of Love, says “The Church is the space in which the people gather who have let themselves be spoken to by ...
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Teresa and Her Books

What does Teresa of Jesus tell us about being intimate with God? asks Sr. Ceil. How books helped her ...
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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Sr. Cecilia McGowan Resourcing the liturgical readings Sr. Ceil refers to Fr. Bob's saying the only one who could break us out of a deadening vanity of vanities cycle of despair is God himself. Jesus, who will renew us from the very centre of our being. Jesus on the cross ...
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Depth and Flow

by Fr. Robert Bulbrook Paul tells us that Jesus who emptied himself of being to be as men are. So we, too, must empty ourselves ...
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Unceasing Prayer

Gillian was able to spend some retreat time with us recenly. We asked her to speak to us and to you about St. Teresa and unceasing prayer. The image called "Rain" by Clare Lynch is from our display for our 25th anniversary. 29 mins ...
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