Food for the journey is a space for prayer and reflection where our brother Carmelite Friars will share thoughts on prayer, spirituality, peace and more.

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A Reflection on the Holy Eucharist

Fr Joe Birmingham, our brother Carmelite from Avila Carmelite Centre in Dublin, wanted to share this reflection on the Holy Eucharist, which constitutes a lens through which to view Christ’s expectation of us and His followers.
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Blessed Mary of the Incarnation – Word and Wisdom Series Four

Word and Wisdom Series 4 is an encounter with Madame Acarie, a Mystic, a Mother and a woman of action who played a very significant role in the spread of St. Teresa’s reform especially in France. From this series people can draw from her powerful witness, to serve and never to oppress.
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Word and Wisdom Series Two

Welcome to series two of our new initiative launched in January called Word and Wisdom. You’ll be able to join us each month as we share our Carmelite Spirituality.
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Word and Wisdom Series One

Welcome to series one of our new initiative launched in January called Word and Wisdom. You’ll be able to join us each month as we share our Carmelite Spirituality.
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Introducing Word and Wisdom by Fr. Anthony

As Carmelites here in Oxford, we’d just like to let you know we’ll be generating a new initiative launching in January called Word and Wisdom. You’ll be able to join us each month as we share our Carmelite Spirituality. Fr. Anthony explains more in this video…
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A Storm Can Be A Lesson

Fr Yamai shares this enlightening reflection on how each storm can be a lesson for us. Calling upon scripture, Fr. Yamai teaches us how we can always be hopeful, no matter how turbulent life’s storms can be.
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Forgiveness

Fr. Yamai blesses us with an inspiring talk about forgiveness and how we can look to Christ and find the courage we need to forgive.
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Never Fear the Storm in a Community

We’ve been blessed with another Carmelite reflection, this time from Fr. Theophilus Nyamali who discusses the importance of community and what we can learn from the miracle of Jesus calming the storm.
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Following in Our Lady’s Footsteps

Today the Blessed Lady of Carmel wraps us in her mantle of love. May this feast remind us to follow in her footsteps as she leads us to Christ. Fr Kelvin reflects in this short video.
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Reclaiming Peace

In this video from Father Liam, he reflects on how a simple tree can quickly center us and bring us closer to God.
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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Fr John Hughes treats us to some beautiful piano playing and then follows with a powerful video reflection on the value we place on material things.
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The Power of Prayer

While we often think of prayer as “asking God for something”, prayer, properly understood, is a dialogue with God. Fr.Liam and Fr.Yamai explain.
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