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Solitude

Posted by Bethany Bell on

Solitude
The Carmelite Doctors refer to Christ as the Bridegroom and the Spouse of our souls. This would only make sense then that these intimate conversations would take place apart from others. And I think if our earthly relationships are vulnerable enough such that a retreat from others is needed, how much more intimate were Jesus and God the Father’s conversations! Seeking solitude allowed for Them to share this intimacy without distractions, watchful eyes, or listening ears. We too should want our conversations with Christ to be this way...

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Spirit

Posted by Bethany Bell on

Spirit
Who better to help us get recolleted than the spouse of the Holy Spirit, Mary. Reciting the Rosary is a wonderful way to turn our hearts and minds to Christ. During Advent, meditating on the Joyful mysteries can help you build that joyful anticipation to the birth of Jesus.

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Advent- The Season of Kenosis

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Advent- The Season of Kenosis
Advent is this beautiful time the Church has given us to slow down and allow our hearts and minds to be emptied. The Greek term for this is kenosis. We empty ourselves so we can be filled with the Holy Spirit. And beautifully enough this action points to the Incarnation because Christ “emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:7) 

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