Carmelite

Carmel is a worldwide Christian religious family that first came to Britain in 1242 and is alive and active today with over forty communities of friars, religious sisters, and lay Carmelites in England, Scotland, and Wales. Carmelites seek to be contemplatives, friends with God, who form praying communities at the service of all God's people. Reading the signs of the times we are engaged in many different ministries of service and presence: retreats and spiritual development; parishes; shrine ministry (including Aylesford Priory and the National Shrine of Saint Jude); prison, hospital and university chaplaincy; counselling; teaching and research; publishing and broadcasting; ecumenism and interfaith dialogue; justice and peace work; and many other apostolates.

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A Portrait of Teresa of Avila from Her Letters (Carmelite Biographies)

Saint Teresa of Avila continues to fascinate and inspire people around the world, even 500 years after her birth. The books of this Spanish Carmelite nun are widely acknowledged as classics of the Christian mystical tradition.

A Stumbling Pilgrim Guided by Indirections: A Biography of Carmelite Friar Fr Malachy Lynch 1899-1972

This biography of Malachy Lynch who restored Aylesford Priory to England is by Fr Wilfrid McGreal.

Beatification of Father Titus Brandsma, Carmelite

The beatification of Father Titus Brandsma on 3 November 1985 in Rome. This book writes about this three-day celebration at St Peter's Church, Rome.

Biographical Register of Carmelites in England and Wales 1240 - 1540

Writing in 1536, at the start of the English Reformation, the former Carmelite friar John Bale spoke admiringly of the early members of that religious order: 'The sons of Elijah were poor hermits of small repute among men, humble, retiring...They were endowed with the Holy Spirit of fervent devotion, occupied in contemplation of God... from among them came many who were wise and learned men'. Bale went on to accuse his contemporary Carmelites of declining zeal: 'They came to the notice of princes, put on airs and graces...rewarded with honors and titles, enriched with gifts... ambitious, proud and acquisitive'.