John Welch, O.Carm.
Carmelite Media - 2022
Content in Carmel Notes was originally prepared for retreats, days of recollection, and other programs based on the Carmelite tradition. This work offers an accessible introduction to Carmelite spirituality. Carmel Notes presents Carmel’s understanding of the human heart and its infinite desires. It proceeds to introduce three Carmelite Doctors of the Church and identifies fundamental themes in their spiritual teachings. Other major figures in the Carmelite tradition are then highlighted. Notes concludes with an introduction to the Rule of Carmel. The Carmelite tradition encourages a listening heart, a contemplative attention to God’s merciful presence. This book provides the reader with resources for an interior, spiritual life.
John Welch is a member of the Carmelite Order. He specialized in courses on spirituality and human development at the Washington Theological Union. President of the Carmelite Institute, 1993-2001. Author of Spiritual Pilgrims: Carl Jung and Teresa of Avila (1982); When Gods Die: An Introduction to John of the Cross (1990); The Carmelite Way: An Ancient Path for Today’s Pilgrim (1996); An Interior Life: Rummaging through the Christian Tradition (2022).
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