Food for the Journey
Food for the journey is a space for prayer and reflection where our brother Carmelite Friars and our community will share thoughts on prayer, spirituality, peace and more.
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Traces of Him
Members of our Carmelite family and Friends-in-Carmel, from across the world, have generously shared photographs with us. Each of these photographs testifies to an every-day moment of encounter with Him. Come and be nourished by this presentation – an uplifting compilation of images that point to the sacredness of the ordinary moments in which we can find traces of Him in all that surrounds us.
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.
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…
A Christmas Message from the Carmelites by Fr. Anthony
Fr.Anthony shares a Christmas Hymn followed by a reflection on how the “child in the manger” gives us strength and hope in the tough times that we’ve been living in.
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.
A Thought, a Prayer and a Poem.
Here are some gentle words by Secular Carmelite, Sue Armstrong.
The Feast of St. Teresa of Avila
Fr. Matt Blake Reflects on the Feast of Teresa of Avila following his 3 talks during our Online Triduum Retreat.
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.
Meet Fr. Anthony Parsons
Fr. Anthony who recently joined our community introduces himself…
A Personal Relationship with Jesus
A beautiful reflection from Fr. Liam on how St Teresa shows us how we can have a personal relationship with the Lord and why this matters for all of us.
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.
The Joy of Being a Carmelite
In today’s reflection, Fr Tijo Xavier discusses the joys of being a Carmelite and following in Christ’s footsteps.
What Question Would You Ask God?
When you get to heaven, what question would you ask God? Fr Chris reflects on one possible question in this short video.
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.
In this video from Father Liam, he reflects on how a simple tree can quickly center us and bring us closer to God.
Living in Allegiance with Jesus through Our Lady
Fr. Yamai wishes to share this video on “a spirituality so ancient, and yet new”. He also shares how we can live in allegiance with Jesus through Our Lady.
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.
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.