Our New Book!

The Charismatic Identity of the Teresian Carmel

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The Carmel of Rochester, New York, joyfully presents our newest publication, The Charismatic Identity of the Teresian Carmel by Mother Therese Marie, ocd.

Written in an easy-to-read style, the book offers a wide-range look at both the life and experiences of St. Teresa as well as the foundational inspiration behind her charism. In addition, ample attention is given to the historical development of the Discalced Carmelite Order. This book is a must for any Carmelite Novitiate!

PRICE: $15.00
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Carmelite Monastery of Rochester
1931 West Jefferson Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

The adaptation and renewal of the religious life includes both the constant return to the sources of all Christian life and to the original spirit of the institutes and their adaptation to the changed conditions of our time.
— Perfectae Caritatis 2

For a Constant Return…

    At the Second Vatican Council, the Magisterium of the Church pointed to a lodestar for the authentic renewal of religious life: a constant return to the sources of the whole of the Christian life and to the primitive inspiration of the institutes.   Four centuries earlier, St. Teresa of Jesus was inspired by God to make this very kind of return to the sources of Carmel, thus bringing to birth a renewed form of Carmelite life.  With clarity and simplicity, this book delves into St. Teresa’s charismatic inspiration.  For the members of the Teresian Carmel today, this work can be an impetus for making that constant return.

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