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Loving God, Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them, You created us in your image and make us stewards of all your creation, of our common home. You blessed us with the sun, water and bountiful land so that all might be nourished. Open our minds and touch our hearts, so…

Dear Virgin of the Scapular, I have to say that our humble brother and great worker Luigi Poggi so many years ago, when he thought of you and manufactured you, leaned on his personal devotion, expressing the sense of beauty: and this year it is one hundred and once you come down from Mount ,…

O merciful Lord, our Master, we want to faithfully follow you; we want to imitate you in our life in an ever more perfect way. Through the meditation of your passion, grant us the grace to better understand the mysteries of the spiritual life. Mary, Mother of Mercy, always faithful to Christ, guide us on…

Millions of people call themselves Christians, believing, in many cases, to have converted to Christianity. Now, is this the case? What is conversion exactly? To convert is to change. Consider the shimmering color butterfly. Before becoming this beautiful insect, it looked like something else. It was, to begin with, a tiny egg practically invisible to…

We had to wait until the 20th century for Discalced Carmelites Fathers had a convent in the capital of the Holy Land. On March 9, 1934, the new convent of Discalced Carmelites Fathers in Jerusalem is blessed. The chosen place was provisional, and it belonged to Dominicans Fathers. (The figure of Fr. Lagrange, OP appears…

When I was a young philosophy student, I remember the sentence of an Asturian Carmelite father who spoke to us about the fauna of Carmel to refer to the brothers of the Discalced Carmelite Order. It was a kind of joke to make us see the variety of people and styles that were and are…