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Tag Archive 'Carmelites'

Edith Stein

About this day in 1942 Edith Stein and her sister Rosa were murdered in Auschwitz. They were both Catholics, Edith a Carmelite nun. She would have been a philosopher (as chief assistant to Husserl) but being a woman blocker her career. She was a superb teacher at a convent school in Speyer but Jews were […]

Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Besides a great summer festival in Italian neighborhoods, this is a great day to mark in the history of the desert spirituality for Christians. The Carmelites have tons of saints, classic books, and an appeal to both men and women. There are secular Carmelites…at home, married or single. I was chaplain for them for many […]

Father Knows Books

Well, after a lot of other commitments I return to my books. In the moldy goldy categories: Masscult and Midcult by Dwight Macdonald  republished by New York Review of Books. Norman Mailer respected Macdonald for his depth and contrariness. DM writes about the King James Bible and Hemingway, pop culture in its several colors, and […]

Thérèse de Lisieux

In the evening of this life, I shall appear before You with empty hands, for I do not ask You, Lord, to count my works. All our justice is stained in Your eyes. I wish, then, to be clothed in Your own Justice and to receive from Your Love the eternal possession of Yourself. I […]