The latest news from the Carmelite Order and from the Bay Area Region.

Also included are details about two electronic newsletters for Lay Carmelites: the Lay Carmelite e-Bulletin, published by the Order, and the Carmelite Review, a quarterly newsletter published by the Carmelite Media Office of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.

Hallmarks of The Little Way — Part 1: Sanctity

Brother Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC, one of the world's leading experts on Thérèse of Lisieux and author of Everything is Grace: the Life and Way of Thérèse of Lisieux, sat down with the Order of Carmelites recently and recorded an 8-part series of 2-minute webisodes on Thérèse and the Little Way. In episode 1 he discusses her revolutionary approach to holiness in everday life.

All Carmelite Saints (Feast)

All Carmelite Saints (Feast)

"Like the prophet Elijah, all the Saints of Carmel have been shaped through a school of spiritual fire. They also intimated the example of Mary and made their truest expression in the experience of love and that love makes the history of the Order. They became a hymn of praise to offer to our God."

Celebrations of the Opening of the 5th Centenary of St. Teresa

Official opening of the 5th Centenary of St. Teresa's birth

On the 14th and 15th of October last, the official opening of the 5th Centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Jesus took place. On the 14th, in the birthplace of the saint, solemn vespers were celebrated, at which Fr. Saverio Canninstra O.C.D. presided accompanied by the bishop of Avila, Jesus Garcia Burillo, and Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. and this was followed by the Eucharist which marked the closing of the novena.