La Regola del Carmelo prescrive: “Rimanga ognuno nella propria cella, o vicino ad essa, meditando giorno e notte la legge del Signore e vigilando in preghiera, a meno che non debba dedicarsi ad altri giustificati impegni”. Vigilare in preghiera con Cristo è l’apostolo principale, anche se non esclusivo, del Carmelo. In questi brevi appunti storici, chiari e impegnativi, P. Valabek riporta all’attenzione su testi o personaggi che hanno giocato un ruolo significativo nella formazione spirituale dei Carmelitani, facendo conoscere così le linee principali della ricca tradizione di preghiera del Carmelo.
This book offers a collection of essays by Fr. Redemptus Valabek, O. Carm., that were originally printed in Carmel in the World. They offer perspectives on various topics as they relate to both the experience and doctrine of Vatican II and the Carmelite perspective. It is a wonderful source of historical, theological, and spiritual reflection.
Carmelites contribution during the Second Vatican Council. The book that we have the pleasure to offer you, are representative of the topics covered by the Second Vatican Council, where the Carmelites have participated in several sessions.
“In these articles, P. Redemptus touches a wide range of issues and questions …. The author describes some of the most interesting moments of the history of the 20th century, from a series of sessions of the Second Vatican Council II and debates held on important issues both within the Council room and beyond.” Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. Prior General
Tags : Carmelites and the Council, Christian prayer, Language of the Liturgy, The Laity, Religious Liberty, Sacraments, The Saints, Christ the Saviour, Fraternity, Authority is Service, Life and the Ecumenical movement, Use of Silence, Mary’s place in Carmel, The Vows, All Christians are Priests, The Heart of Liturgy.
FERNANDO MILLÁN ROMERAL – A witness to the Council and to the evolution of the Order and the Church in the 20th century
The Unity of Prayer Life
The Bishops look at the Liturgy
The Searching Church
AWorld to be Loved
Move towards Modernity
Preview of the Last Session
Poverty at the Council
To encounter Christ
A Church to be Renewed
Historian Joachim Smet, O. Carm. offers a glimpse into Carmelite women’s monastic life that spans centuries and continents. Beginning with the affiliation of various individuals and groups, his book takes the reader on a journey through the formation of the first formal monasteries to the successes and struggles of subsequent groups, to the founding of other monasteries beyond European boundaries. Photographs and references complete his account of these cloistered members of the Carmelite family. (Second printing: 2011)
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