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The Carmelite Charism

What is a charism? Catholic religious orders use the word ‘charism’ to describe their spiritual orientation and any special characteristics or values. A charism (from the Greek: χαρίσμα) in general denotes any grace that God gifts to an individual or group to perform a specific mission in the Church and …

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History of the Scapular

Throughout time, prayer and Carmel have been synonymous and the Carmelites have contributed greatly to the spiritual life and holiness of the Church. Perhaps one of our most significant contributions has been devotion to Mary, Mother of God, particularly under her title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Tradition tells …

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Carmelite Charism

Jesus Christ gave his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit and the mission to proclaim salvation to the whole world. To live out the full dimension of this command is to pursue the “spiritual life.” The Church is called by the Holy Spirit to embody and proclaim union with …

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