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Sister Mary Fleig, OCD

November 6, 2018
"I frequently find myself wondering why God called me to this life and what I have to offer."
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A Rudderless Boat: Images that capture one's faith journey

Blog Published: May 30, 2013

I recently read some scripture commentaries on the story in Exodus about baby Moses being placed in a homemade boat and sent down the Nile River. As intellectually awesome as those were, it was a comment on a Carmelite blog that realy helped me dive into this story as not just an inspiring scripture story but as a the Living Word of God.

Feast of Saint John of the Cross

Blog Published: December 14, 2012

Happy feast of Saint John of the Cross! Here’s a bit of John’s story from Saints and Feast Days: A Resource and Activity Book by The Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.

A Carmelite writes about her nun, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Blog Published: October 1, 2012

Happy Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux! We are delighted to have with us Sister Judy Long, OCD, of the Carmelite Nuns of Baltimore. It seems only fitting to have a Carmelite write about one of her own on this feast day!

When the heart goes dark

Blog Published: August 14, 2012

The movie, called No Greater Love, is a beautiful, meditative documentary about a group of Carmelite nuns living cloistered in the middle of London’s Notting Hill.

Teresa of Avila, trusting always in God

Blog Published: October 14, 2009

Teresa spent a year and a half living with the nuns. Still, she resisted becoming a nun, saying, “I could not be persuaded to be one” (Life 3.2). Though obviously attracted to the life, Teresa needed time to adjust to the possibility of God calling her to religious life. Like Teresa we are often given the same challenge of imagining our life in a different way.