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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Monday, 3rd May – Friday 7th May at 12:15pm (UK Time) Words and Wisdom Series 5 is an encounter with God’s love through the teachings of St. John of the Cross and how we call can be fully transformed in love.
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.
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.
Welcome to series three of Word and Wisdom which is hosted by Fr.Yamai and examines the life of Mary of Jesus Crucified.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Here are some gentle words by Secular Carmelite, Sue Armstrong.
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.
Fr. Anthony who recently joined our community introduces himself…
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.
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.
In today’s reflection, Fr Tijo Xavier discusses the joys of being a Carmelite and following in Christ’s footsteps.
When you get to heaven, what question would you ask God? Fr Chris reflects on one possible question in this short video.
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.
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.
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.
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.