39 episodes

Our goal here is simply to talk about the spiritual life from a Carmelite perspective - something that we already do in the monastery on a regular basis. Through this podcast, we hope to open the conversation up for you to listen and join in. We’re by no means experts on these topics, but we believe that our tradition and saints have a lot to offer to those seeking to grow closer to God.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Our goal here is simply to talk about the spiritual life from a Carmelite perspective - something that we already do in the monastery on a regular basis. Through this podcast, we hope to open the conversation up for you to listen and join in. We’re by no means experts on these topics, but we believe that our tradition and saints have a lot to offer to those seeking to grow closer to God.

    Episode 39: How to Have a Good Advent and an Interview with a Secular Order Member

    Episode 39: How to Have a Good Advent and an Interview with a Secular Order Member

    THIS WEEK ONLY, save 30% off The Way of Perfection by Teresa of Avila with the promo code "CarmelCast." In our interview, Mike Alley explains how important this book was in teaching him about the Prayer of Recollection which helps him "to remain engaged in personal prayer... and not get waylaid by distractions." https://www.icspublications.org/collections/teresa-of-avila/products/teresa-of-avila-the-way-of-perfection-a-study-edition

    In the first half of this episode, we discuss how you can enter more deeply into the very Carmelite season of Advent. Then, we have an interview with Mike Alley, a Secular Order Discalced Carmelite.

    Learn more about the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites: https://www.ocdswashprov.org/

    For more information:
    http://www.icspublications.org
    http://www.discalcedcarmel.org
    http://ocdfriarsvocation.org 

    • 43 min
    Episode 38: Sin and Discouragement in Prayer and an Interview with a Carmelite Sister

    Episode 38: Sin and Discouragement in Prayer and an Interview with a Carmelite Sister

    THIS WEEK ONLY, save 30% off the Major Spiritual Writings of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity with the promo code "CarmelCast." In our interview, Sister Regina Marie recalls the help of St. Elizabeth in her own vocation: "anything that she says... listen to Elizabeth!" https://www.icspublications.org/collections/elizabeth-of-the-trinity/products/the-complete-works-of-elizabeth-of-the-trinity-vol-1-major-spiritual-writings

    In the first half of this episode, we discuss St. Teresa's approach to avoiding discouragement in prayer in the face of sin. Then, we have an interview with Sister. Regina Marie of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.

    Learn more about the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles: https://carmelitesistersocd.com/

    For more information:
    http://www.icspublications.org
    http://www.discalcedcarmel.org
    http://ocdfriarsvocation.org 

    • 49 min
    Episode 37: Prayer as Relationship with Jesus and an Interview with a Carmelite Nun

    Episode 37: Prayer as Relationship with Jesus and an Interview with a Carmelite Nun

    In the first half of this episode, we discuss how prayer is a relationship with Jesus. Then, we have an interview with Mother Celine of the Eucharist from the Carmelite Monastery in Loretto, PA.

    Learn more about the nuns in Loretto: https://lorettocarmel.org

    For more information:
    http://www.icspublications.org
    http://www.discalcedcarmel.org
    http://ocdfriarsvocation.org 

    • 45 min
    Episode 36: The Discalced Carmelite Family and an Interview with a Friar

    Episode 36: The Discalced Carmelite Family and an Interview with a Friar

    In the first half of this episode, we discuss what it means to be a part of the Discalced Carmelite family. Then, we have an interview with Fr. Kevin of the Blessed Trinity who has been a friar for over 65 years.

    Learn more about becoming a Discalced Carmelite Friar: https://ocdfriarsvocation.org

    For more information:
    http://www.icspublications.org
    http://www.discalcedcarmel.org
    http://ocdfriarsvocation.org 

    • 42 min
    Episode 35: The Way of Perfection - Chapters 37-42

    Episode 35: The Way of Perfection - Chapters 37-42

    This Lent we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we continue our discussion of St. Teresa's commentary on the Our Father, particularly her teaching on temptations in prayer. 

    Be sure to check out Dr. MaryRuth Hackett's great content: https://linktr.ee/maryruthhackett 

    Lectio Divina and the Practice of Teresian Prayer: https://www.icspublications.org/products/lectio-divina-and-the-practice-of-teresian-prayer

    Please send us your questions or feedback: carmelcast@icspublications.org 

    For more information: 
    http://www.icspublications.org 
    http://www.discalcedcarmel.org 
    http://ocdfriarsvocation.org 

    • 51 min
    Episode 34: The Way of Perfection - Chapters 32-36

    Episode 34: The Way of Perfection - Chapters 32-36

    This Lent we're discussing the spiritual classic The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. In this episode, we continue our discussion of St. Teresa's commentary on the Our Father, particularly her teaching on the Eucharist and on forgiveness.

    We're excited to be joined by Dr. MaryRuth Hackett as we discuss the book each week this Lent: https://linktr.ee/maryruthhackett 

    Please send us your insights or questions for us to address in our next episode: carmelcast@icspublications.org 

    Here's a schedule of the readings throughout Lent: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DVkzzrHE8Ia8TYyEUaNhTVBjAlRmOVha/view?usp=sharing 

    Order your copy of The Way of Perfection: A Study Edition: https://www.icspublications.org/collections/teresa-of-avila/products/teresa-of-avila-the-way-of-perfection-a-study-edition
    Enter the discount code "CARMELCAST" to get 40% off the book! 

    For more information: 
    http://www.icspublications.org 
    http://www.discalcedcarmel.org 
    http://ocdfriarsvocation.org  

    • 58 min

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