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Definitory Letter63. June 2014

Article Issue Author
Introduction to Issue 73 73. Oct 2017 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Mary, Woman of Courage 73. Oct 2017 Mary Ann Molinari
Pope Francis’ Prayer At Fatima 73. Oct 2017 Pope Francis
Introduction to Issue 72 72. June 2017 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Letter to all OCDS Members 72. June 2017 Fr Juan Debono, ocd, Father Provincial
“The Apostolate of Suffering: as seen by Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity” 72. June 2017 Fr Juan Debono, ocd, Father Provincial
Lenten Day of Recollection – Homily 72. June 2017 Fr Dominic Borg, ocd
How can St Joseph help you this Lent? 72. June 2017 Fr Victor Mallia, ocd
Francisco and Jacinta have officially been declared saints! 72. June 2017
Introduction to Issue 71 71. Feb 2017 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Letter to the Order on the Canonization of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity 71. Feb 2017 Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, Superior General
Elizabeth of the Trinity: A Saint for Our Time 71. Feb 2017 Anthony Lilles
Introduction to Issue 70 70. Oct 2016 Gladys McMullin, ocds
May God be blessed forever, He who waited for me so long! 70. Oct 2016 Fr. Fernando Millán, O.Carm., Prior General
Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, Superior General
Holy Mass from World Youth Day 70. Oct 2016 Pope Francis
Commentary on Misericordiae Vultus (Part 1) 70. Oct 2016 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Introduction to Issue 69 69. June 2016 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Easter Letter from the Superior General of the Order 69. June 2016 Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd Superior General
Summary of Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love 69. June 2016 Pope Francis
Day of Reflection 69. June 2016 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Introduction to Issue 68 68. Feb 2016 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Love & Trust (poem) 68. Feb 2016
Her View and Collaboration With Lay People 68. Feb 2016 Fr. Manny Schembri, ocd, Provincial
Footnotes Only RE The Magisterium of the Church on the Laity 68. Feb 2016
Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart, ocd 68. Feb 2016
Introduction to Issue 67 67. Oct 2015 Gladys McMullin, ocds
St. Teresa, The First Legislator of our Constitutions 67. Oct 2015 Sr. Teresa Magdalene of the Passion, ocd
Introduction to Issue 66 66. June 2015 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Misericordiae Vultus 66. June 2015 Pope Francis
Message of the 91st General Chapter of the Discalced Carmelites 66. June 2015
Introduction to Issue 65 65. Feb 2015 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2015 65. Feb 2015 Pope Francis
Lenten Reflection 65. Feb 2015 Fr. John Grennan, ocd Definitor
A Circular Letter from the Superiors General 65. Feb 2015 Fr. Fernando Millán, O.Carm., Prior General
Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, Superior General
St Thérèse of Lisieux and the Word of God 64. Oct 2014 Fr. Manny Schembri, ocd
Chronology of St Thérèse 64. Oct 2014
The Interior Castle: A Journey in Faith And Love Towards Spiritual Matuity – Part Two 63. June 2014 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Who Is the Woman Clothed With The Sun? 63. June 2014 Fr. William Saunders
Introduction to this issue of Carmel Lights 62. Feb 2014 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
“I will take my stand to watch…” 62. Feb 2014 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Lenten Message of Our Holy Father Francis
2014

(linked to www.vatican.va)
62. Feb 2014 Pope Francis
The Interior Castle: A Journey in Faith and
Love Towards Spiritual Maturity
62. Feb 2014 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Introduction to this issue of Carmel Lights 61. Oct 2013 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
“The Lord God lives in whose sight I
stand”
61. Oct 2013 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Homily on the Feast of St. Teresa 61. Oct 2013 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization
(linked to www.vatican.va)
61. Oct 2013 Synod of Bishops
Thérèse of the Child Jesus: “I Am Not Always Faithful, but I Never
Lose Courage”

(linked to enlargingtheheart.wordpress.com)
61. Oct 2013 Mark Armitage
Bl. John Paul II: Shepherd on the Slopes of Mt. Carmel
(linked to www.crisismagazine.com)
61. Oct 2013 Paul Radzilowski
Letter from Fr. Provincial, Rev. Fr. Manny Schembri, ocd 60. June 2013 Fr. Manny Schembri, ocd
We Hear God’s Words But We Don’t Really Listen To Them(linked to http://visnews-en.blogspot.ca/) 60. June 2013 Pope Francis
Weekday Homilies of Pope Francis 60. June 2013 Pope Francis
Pope Benedict’s Reflection on Frustrations and Joys of Ageing
(linked to www.vatican.va)
60. June 2013 Pope Benedict XVI
Names Of God 60. June 2013
Introduction to this issue of Carmel Lights 59. Feb 2013 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Letter from Fr. Provincial, Rev. Fr. Manny Schembri, ocd 59. Feb 2013 Fr. Manny Schembri, ocd
Saying “I believe in God the Father Almighty” is Saying “I believe in the power of God’s Love”
(linked to http://visnews-en.blogspot.ca/)
59. Feb 2013
The Interior Castle 5Th Centenary Preparation Fourth Year of Study 59. Feb 2013 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI For Lent 2013
(linked to www.vatican.va)
59. Feb 2013 Pope Benedict XVI
Letter from Casa Generalizia Carmelitani Scalzi, Rome
(linked to www.ocds.info)
59. Feb 2013
Introduction to Issue 58 58. Oct 2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Retreat at MaryLake 58. Oct 2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Pope’s Message For Twenty-Eighth World Youth Day
(linked to visnews-en.blogspot.ca/)
58. Oct 2012 Pope Benedict XVI
Note with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith
(linked to www.vatican.va)
58. Oct 2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The Liturgy – A School Of Prayer
(linked to visnews-en.blogspot.ca)
58. Oct 2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
What is the New Evangelization and What Does It Mean for the Church?
(linked to http://www.catholicculture.org)
58. Oct 2012 Archbishop Rino Fisichella
Introduction to Issue 57 57. June 2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Trip to OCD Convent in St. Agatha 57. June2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Message of The Holy Father for the 49th World Day Of Prayer For Vocations
(linked to www.vatican.va)
57. June2012 Pope Benedict XVI
Pastoral Letter on Freedom of Religion and Conscience
(linked to www.cccb.ca)
57. June 2012 Canadian Catholic Bishops
Message for the 46th World Communications Day, Benedict XVI
(linked to www.vatican.va)
57. June 2012 Pope Benedict XVI
Introduction to Issue 56 56. Feb 2012 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Message from Fr. Provincial 56. Feb 2012 Fr. Emmanuel Schembri, ocd
The Call to a Life of Virtue 56. Feb 2012 Margaret Walshe , ocds
St. Thérèse’s Teacher: Our Lady of the Little Way
(linked to www.hprweb.com)
56. Feb 2012 Fr. John Saward
“Congress 2011” 55. Oct 2011 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Teresian Charism 55. Oct 2011 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Report on “The Centre” 55. Oct 2011 Gladys McMullin, ocds
Introduction To Issue 54 54. June 2011 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Pentecost – A Feast Rich In Meaning 54. June 2011 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Teresianum of Rome Celebrates 75th Anniversary
(linked to visnews-en.blogspot.org)
54. June 2011 V.I.S.
Questions And Answers 54. June 2011 Teresa Martinez, ocds
Letter From Vicar General P. Emilio J. Martínez González, ocd 54. June 2011 P. Emilio J. Martínez González, ocd
Introduction To Issue 53 53. Feb 2011 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The Bell 53. Feb 2011
Homily to Community of St. Joseph, Dec 21 2010 53. Feb 2011 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI For ent 2011
(linked to www.vatican.va)
53. Feb 2011 Pope Benedict XVI
The Way Of Perfection Study — letter from www.paravosnaci.com 53. Feb 2011 Fr Emilio J. Martínez, ocd
Message of Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, Superior General 53. Feb 2011 Fr. Saverio Cannistra, ocd
The Patron Saints For World Youth Day 53. Feb 2011
John of the Cross: Purify The Heart In Order To Meet Christ(linked to http://visnews-en.blogspot.com) 53. Feb 2011
Teresa of Avila: Contemplative and Industrious
(linked to http://visnews-en.blogspot.com)
53. Feb 2011
I Was Born For You 53. Feb 2011
Question And Answer 53. Feb 2011 Teresa Martinez, ocds
HE Must Increase, But ‘i” Must Decrease 52. Oct 2010 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Message Of Fr. Saverio Cannistra, ocd General Superior 52. Oct 2010 Fr. Saverio Cannistra, ocd
My Prayer As A Man Of Today 52. Oct 2010 Fr. Saverio Cannistra, ocd
A Heart To Heart Encounter 52. Oct 2010 Sr. Marie Gemma, ocd
Letter From The Definitory Discalced Carmelite General House 52. Oct 2010 Fr. Saverio Cannistra, ocd
Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI For The Twenty-Sixth World Youth
Day (2011
)
(linked to www.vatican.va)
52. Oct 2010 Pope Benedict XVI
I will never forget Thy precepts… 51. June 2010 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Chronology of St Teresa of Jesus 51. June 2010 compiled by Carmela Andrisani , ocds
Teresa of Jesus — Saint, reformer of Carmel
(linked to carmelnet.org)
51. June 2010 Peter Cannata
Q&A – What about personal devotional items handed out at the monthly meeting? 51. June 2010 Teresa Martinez , ocds
Prayer is the life of a new heart 50.  Feb 2010 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Advent Homily to Community of St. Joseph 50. Feb 2010 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Breishit: Letters Of Creation
(linked to www.ravkooktorah.org)
50. Feb 2010 Chanan Morrison
Q&A – Who may run for Office as Council Members in an OCDS community? 50. Feb 2010 Teresa Martinez , ocds
Our New Fr. General Superior P. Saverio Cannistra 49. Oct 2009 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Letter of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Proclaiming A Year For Priests
(linked to vatican.va)
49. Oct 2009 Pope Benedict XVI
God Never Ceases To Call Vocations
(linked to zenit.org)
49. Oct 2009 Pope Benedict XVI
Church Needs Change Of Mentality
(linked to zenit.org)
49. Oct 2009 Pope Benedict XVI
The Pauline Letters 49. Oct 2009 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Celebration of 20 Year Anniversary of Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd in Canada 49. Oct 2009 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
“In all their journeys” 48. Feb 2009 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The Concept of Prayer in the Constitutions of the Secular Order 48. Feb 2009 Fr. Aloysius Deeney, ocd
Abraham and Isaac — A Reflection 48. Feb 2009 Fr. Alfred Grech, ocd
Make me know your ways, O Lord 47. Oct 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church
(linked to www.vatican.va)
47. Oct 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Knowing Saint Paul — A Scriptural Commentary 47. Oct 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely… 46. June 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
On The Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus 46. June 2008 Fr Alfred Grech, ocd
Lenten Day of Reflection 46. June 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
“The Church is born and lives by the Word of God” 45. Feb 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus Homily 45. Feb 2008 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Responsible Leadership and Collaboration in Light of the Constitutions 44. Oct 2007 Fr. Aloysius Deeney, ocd
The Gentle Presence Of Mary 44. Oct 2007 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
It Is Good To Have A Mother 44. Oct 2007 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
I have Surely Remembered 44. Oct 2007 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Martyr For The Scapular 43. June 2007 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
The Dream (poem) 43. June 2007 Pauline Lacey
Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2007 43. June 2007 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Visit of Fr Provincial, Rev Fr. Victor Mallia, ocd 43. June 2007 Fr. Victor Mallia, ocd
“And Samuel grew up, and the Lord was with him, and he let none of the Words of the Lord fall to the ground.” 43. June 2007 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Lenten Reflection 42. Feb 2007 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world ! 42. Feb 2007 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Reflection on the Samaritan Woman 41. Oct 2006 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The Saint Of The Divine Indwelling
(linked to www.helpfellowship.org)
41. Oct 2006 Fr. Gregory Ross, ocd, stl
Therese of Lisieux – Teacher, Evangelizer,
Mystic
41. Oct 2006 Teresa Martinez, ocds
Gal Einai 41. Oct 2006 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Reflection on The Importance of St. Joseph to the Catholic Faith 40. June 2006 Deacon Brian Mason, ocds
Be Always With Him 40. June 2006 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The Attractiveness of St. Teresa of the Andes 39. Feb 2006 MaryLou Paculaba, ocds
What Are You Looking For? A Lenten Reflection 39. Feb 2006 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Ave Crux, Spes Unica (Hail Cross, Our only Hope!) 39. Feb 2006 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
St Teresa of Jesus and the Song of Songs — The Friendship the Bride Desires 38. Oct 2005 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Edith Stein and World Youth Day
(linked to www.ocd.pcn.net)
38. Oct 2005 Curia Generalizia ocd
Sing the Praise of His Glory in the Heaven of our Soul 38. Oct 2005 Fr. Victor Mallia, ocd
Opening Homily at the Fourth OCDS Congress 38. Oct 2005 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
We are the clay and You are the Potter 38. October 2005 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Mother Of Carmel 37. June 2005 Serafina Guinto Harrison, ocds
A ‘Veiled’ Secret — Affinity Between Pope John Paul II And The Carmelites
(linked to www.fatherpius.com)
37. June 2005 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
The Discalced Carmelites – A New Order In 17th Century Malta 37. June 2005 Angelicus Busuttil
Six Admonitions Concerning Conduct That Leads To Prosperity 37. June 2005 Proverbs 3:1-12
Contemplating Christ With Mary 37. June 2005 Prelate Dr Heiner Koch
An Example To Follow 37. June 2005 Prelate Dr Heiner Koch
The Charism Of The Teresian Carmel 37. June 2005 Fr. Luis Arostegui Gamboa, ocd
We Have Come To Worship Him 37. June 2005 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Freedom in God’s Presence 36. Feb 2005 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Message of His Holiness John Paul II For Lent 2005
(linked to www.vatican.va)
36. Feb 2005 Pope John Paul II
The New OCDS Legislation and the Vocation to Carmel 36. Feb 2005 Fr. Aloysius Deeney, ocd
St. Teresa’s At Cospicua — Discalced Carmelites In Malta (Conclusion) 35. Oct 2004 Fr. John Leone, ocd
So Great Is Your Love, Lord! 35. Oct 2004 Serafina Guinto Harrison, ocds
Lenten Reflection 34. June 2004 Fr Dominic Borg, ocd
St. Teresa’s At Cospicua — a historical retrospect on the 350th anniversary of the Discalced Carmelites in Malta(part two) 34. June 2004 Fr John Leone, ocd
The Communion of Saints 34. June 2004 Rita Allen, ocds
The Joy Of Saying Yes 33. Feb 2004 Tony Micallef, ocds
Message of His Holiness John Paul II for Lent 2004
(linked to www.vatican.va)
33. Feb 2004 Pope John Paul II
St. Teresa’s At Cospicua — a historical retrospect on the 350th anniversary of the Discalced Carmelites in Malta 33. Feb 2004 Fr John Leone, ocd
2004 Lenten Calendar Of Scripture Readings
Alternate 2004 Lenten Calendar Of Scripture Readings
Setting Out From Essentials — General Chapter Of The Discalced Carmelites
(linked to www.ocd.pcn.net)
32. Oct 2003 Fr Camilo Maccise, ocd
Workshop On “The Liturgy Of The Hours” 32. Oct 2003 MaryLou Paculaba, ocds
Carmelite Identity 32. Oct 2003 Leinfar Lee Ah Yen, ocds
Reflection on “The Interior Castle” 32. Oct 2003 Maria Yeung, ocds
To the most reverend Father Camilo Maccise, Superior General of the Discalced
Carmelites

(linked to www.ocd.pcn.net)
31. June 2003 Pope John Paul II
St. Maria Maravillas de Jesus, ocd
(linked to www.vatican.va)
31. June 2003
Workshop on Mental Prayer 31. June 2003 Ann Angus, ocds
Workshop on The Rule of Life 31. June 2003 Carlene Parkinson, ocds
Maria Teresa Of St Joseph — Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus — Decree of Heroic Virtue 31. June 2003 Jose. Card. Saraiva Martins
When the Fullness of Time Had Come 31. June 2003 Tony Micallef, ocds
The Spirituality Of Martyrdom 30. Feb 2003 William Bush
Workshop On “Formation And Allegiance To Jesus Christ” 30. Feb 2003 Kathy Myny, ocds
Workshop on “The President” 30. Feb 2003 Carmela Andrisani, ocds
Homily At The 2002 OCDS Congress Opening Mass 29. Oct 2002 Fr Dominic Borg, ocd
2002 Advent Calendar Of Scripture Readings 29. Oct 2002 Fr Dominic Borg, ocd
The Rule Of Carmel – 2002 OCDS Congress 29. Oct 2002 Teresa Martinez, ocds
On the Eve of the Feast of St. Joseph 28. June 2002 Fr Dominic Borg, ocd
Glory Be 28. June 2002 Mary Lou Paculaba, ocds
Constitutions of the Secular Order
(linked to www.ocd.pcn.net)
27. Feb 2002 P. Aloysius Deeney, ocd
Commentary on Novo Millennio Ineunte 25. June 2001 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
LENT – A call to Conversion 24. Feb 2001 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Reinventing Mysticism 22. June 2000 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
Message For Lent 2000
(linked to www.vatican.va)
21. Feb 2000 Pope John Paul II
Examination of Conscience 21. Feb 2000 unknown
Preparing for the Third Millenium (In Light of Sacred Scripture) 21. Feb 2000 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
St Edith Stein Proclaimed Co-patroness of Europe
(linked to www.ocd.pcn.net)
20. Oct 1999 Pope John Paul II
Homily To The Secular Order Carmelites 20. Oct 1999 Bishop J.M. Sherlock
Homily For The Canonization of Edith Stein
(linked to www.vatican.va)
19. June 1999 Pope John Paul II
Following the Canonization of Edith Stein – The Aftermath 19. June 1999 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
The Notion of God As Father In the New Testament 19. June 1999 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Christ Our Light 19. June 1999 Tony Micallef, ocds
Psalms As Prayer 19. June 1999 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
GOD: The Year of The Father 18. Feb 1999 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Edith Stein – Blessed By The Cross 17. Oct 1998 Fr. Pius Sammut, ocd
By Different Paths – Circular letter for the beatification of the Servants
of God
16. June 1998 Fr. Camilo Maccise, ocd
If Not God, Who? 14. Oct 1997 Leinfar Lee Ah Yen, ocds
Homily to St. Joseph’s Community – August 20, 1997 14. Oct 1997 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
Homily on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Ordination of Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd 14. Oct 1997 Bishop John Michael Sherlock
Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – July 16/96 13. June 1997 Fr. Dominic Borg, ocd
The brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 13. June 1997
Pope John Paul II’s message: World Day of Prayer for Vocations
(linked to www.ewtn.com)
13. June 1997 Pope John Paul II
Lectio Divina And the Practice of Teresian Prayer
(linked to www.cfpeople.org)
13. June 1997 Sam Anthony Morello, ocd
Report From the First International OCDS Congress Held in Rome 12. Feb 1997 Teresa Martinez, ocds
Bishop J.M. Sherlock Opens the First OCDS Congress Held in English Canada 12. Feb 1997 Bishop John Michael Sherlock
The Renewal Of The Secular Carmel Within the New Evangelization 12. Feb 1997 Fr. Camillo Maccise, ocd

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