“The Romances” by St. John of the Cross

We are in the fourth day of our novena to St. John of the Cross, whose feast day is December 14th.  As mentioned in the earlier post our Carmel reads a portion of the poem each day of the novena before praying the prayer to St. John of the Cross. Below is the complete poem if you would like to …

Novena to St. John of the Cross

Dear Friends, Please join us in prayer to our Holy Father St. John of the Cross with the prayer below and a reading each day from his poem “The Romances”. It is our tradition to meditate on one of the nine sections each day of the novena. We read it each evening at Vespers then say the prayer together. May …

An Advent Moment

Evening sun shines brightly through the west window of the nuns’ choir to create this wonderful show of God’s beauty. A wonderfully beautiful distraction from silent prayer during the quiet time of Advent.

First Sunday of Advent

PSALMODY— Sunday Evening Prayer I, First Sunday of Advent Antiphon 1 Proclaim the good news among the nations: Our God will come to save us. Antiphon 2 Know that the Lord is coming and with him all his saints; that day will dawn with a wonderful light, alleluia. Antiphon 3 The Lord will come with mighty power; all mortal eyes …

Happy Thanksgiving

We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name.We cry aloud how marvelous you are,  as we call upon your name.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name. –Responsory, Liturgy of the Hours Hello, Cyber-Friends! We have missed you …

A Visit from China

During the Novena to St. Teresa of Jesus we were blessed to get to know one of our sisters from a far off land in the Orient. Sr. Mary, OCD is currently staying with the nuns in Terre Haute Carmel (IN) to study and receive formation in the Carmelite charism to pass on to the younger community back home.  The …

Fall: Are We There Yet?

Is Fall finally here? If you live in Arkansas or thereabouts you know what it is like to have to cover your Impatiens every afternoon to keep the hot sun from scorching them– even in October!–while “impatiently” awaiting a cool break in the weather. Our bright orange Cosmos are just about dried up, at least the ones planted early. Although …