It is extremely desirable that wherever possible
Provinces and Regions establish and develop centres of spirituality, retreats and study, and to make these available,
both to the brethren and to others
who are drawn to the spirituality of our Order,
for retreats and spiritual exercises.
Moreover, regional and international co-operation among existing
spirituality centres and houses of study shall be promoted.
Source: Constitutions of the Carmelite Order, Section II, Chapter V.
- Carmelnet <http://www.carmelnet.org/>
Official website of the
The Carmelite Order,
Most Pure Heart of Mary,
United States of America. Includes information about Carmel, publications, a gallery of Carmelite images, and links to Carmelite websites worldwide.
- Carmelite Friars, North American Province of St. Elias <http://carmelites.com/main/>
Official website of the Carmelite Friars, North American Province of St. Elias.
- Meditations from Carmel <http://carmelites.info/>
Short audio meditations (podcasts) focusing on Carmelite spirituality that are meant to lead a soul into prayer.
- Order of Carmelites <http://carmelites.info/>
Index of Carmelite topics on the web.
- The Carmelites Website - O.Carm. <http://www.ocarm.org/>
News, Lectio Divina online, Carmelite saints, and much more
- Source Carmelitarum <http://carmelites.org/source/>
Carmelite documents online in English, including Rule of St. Albert, Carmelite Constitutions, letters from the Pope to Carmelites, etc.
- The Carmelitana Collection <http://www.carmelitanacollection.com/>
a specialized library in Carmelite Studies. The Carmelitana Collection is a research library for scholars of the Carmelite Tradition in Roman Catholic Spirituality. The Collection contains over 14,000 volumes of both rare and modern books, as well as a selection of microfilms and audio-visual materials that will provide scholars and students of the Carmelite Tradition with research materials. The Carmelitana Collection is the most comprehensive collection of Carmelite materials in the western hemisphere and is happy to welcome scholars and qualified students to avail themselves of its resources.
- Spiritual Life <http://www.spiritual-life.org/>
Spiritual Life is a quarterly journal of contemporary spirituality that is published by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Washington Province. Find out more about subscribing.
- ICS Publications: Institute of Carmelite Studies <http://www.icspublications.org/>
online publications, books, tapes, news and links of all things Carmel
- St. Thérèse of Lisieux <http://therese.kashalinka.com/>
Biography and spirituality of the Little Flower, plus information about Lay Carmelites
Catholic Church Resources
- Holy Spirit Catholic Church Web Site. Information about Holy Spirit Parish, an active and diverse Catholic community in Fremont, California. Holy Spirit sponsors the Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community, which maintains the olmlaycarmelites.org web site.
- Catholic Encyclopedia. More than 11,000 articles on Catholic topics...everything from Aaron (the brother of Moses) to Zwettl (the Cistercian abbey in Austria).
- Catholic Answers. Catholic Answers is the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America. Their site is among the best and most comprehensive of the Catholics sites on the Internet. It features a large library of online answer tracts, personal and insightful newsletters, a number of their popular booklets, and an audio archive of their popular radio programs "Catholic Answers Live" and "The Doctor is In." This site is well worth frequent and extended visits.
- EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network). This is the home page of Mother Angelica's ministry on the Internet. The site contains extensive information about EWTN's television programs and scheduling, but there is also much more. Some of its best features include up to date Catholic news, a great question and answer section, and a library of Church documents. This is a mega-site for Catholics, with a multitude of information all in one place.
- USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops). Official website containing information about U.S. Catholic Bishops, including latest news, Church documents, life issues, the Catechism, a directory of the Bishops, and more. Also provides the Sunday Mass readings for several months in advance in both text and audio, with video reflections.
Prayer & Reflection
- Savior.org: Visit the Savior <http://www.savior.org/>
Savior.org's mission is that of increasing awareness and devotion to our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
They seek to bring the live image of His living Presence to the homebound, the workplace, and to remote areas around the world.
They also provide a low-bandwidth version of
the Blessed Sacrament that you can display on your desktop so you can use this site for "online adoration".
- Universalis <http://www.universalis.com/>
This website provides background on the Liturgy of the Hours and the complete text of all the hours for each day of the year.
- Liturgy of the Hours <http://www.ebreviary.com/>
This website offers daily Liturgy of the Hours prayers in Adobe Acrobat formats.
For prayer groups there are small booklets with Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer or the Office of Readings.
For personal use there are formats that display on PCs and selected mobile devices.
- Monastery Podcast: Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration <http://www.monasterypodcast.org/>
Includes audio for Morning and Evening prayer. Listen using the player on the website or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
- Sunday Mass Readings <http://www.usccb.org/nab/>
Includes text, audio and video reflections for the readings (New American Bible).