A Carmelite Bibliography

Where to find these books

Most titles are available from the Lay Carmelite Office, 8501 Bailey Road, Darien, IL 60561. Call 630-969-5050 or . Pre-paid orders only accepted.

[Hyperlinked titles may also be ordered through amazon.com.]

The Carmelites by Joachim Smet, O.Carm.

A History of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Volumes I, II, III [2 Parts], and IV)
Publisher: Carmelite Press

At the Fountain of Elijah: The Carmelite Tradition (Traditions of Christian Spirituality.) by Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm.

Traditions of Christian Spirituality
Publisher: Orbis Press

The Carmelite Way: An Ancient Path for Today's Pilgrim by John Welch, O.Carm.

An ancient path for today's pilgrim
Publisher: Paulist Press

The Springs of Carmel: An Introduction to Carmelite Spirituality by Peter Slattery, O.Carm.

An introduction to Carmelite spirituality
Publisher: Alba House

The Lady of the Place by Emanuele Boaga, O.Carm.

Mary in the history and in the life of Carmel
Publisher: Edizione Carmelitane

Mary, Mother of Carmel by Redemptus Valabek, O.Carm.

Our Lady and the Saints of Carmel (Volumes I and II)
Publisher: Edizione Carmelitane

Carmel and Mary: Theology and History of a Devotion by John Welch, O.Carm., Editor

Theology and history of a devotion
Publisher: Carmelite Institute Press

Prophet of Fire by Kilian Healy, O.Carm.

Like Israel of old, we do not want to commit ourselves too deeply. Elijah still call on the servants of the Most High to throw down their idols and to return to the worship of the One God. Prophet of Fire challenges us to stand up and be counted.
Publisher: Edizione Carmelitane

Prayer life in Carmel: Historical sketches (Carmel in the world paperbacks) by Redemptus Valabek, O.Carm.

Historical sketches
Publisher: Edizione Carmelitane

Profiles In Holiness I (Some Saintly Members of the Carmelite Family, 1) by Redemptus Valabek, O.Carm.

Some saintly members of the Carmelite family (Volumes I, II and III)
Publisher: Edizione Carmelitane

Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God: How to Walk With Him Daily and Dwell in Friendship With Him Forever by Kilian Healy, O.Carm.

The short, direct way to true intimacy with God
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

The Mystical Space of Carmel by Kees Waaijman, O.Carm.

A commentary on the Carmelite Rule. The commentary presents the Carmel as a spiritual model which is ideally suited as accompaniment on the spiritual journey of all who know themselves called to a life in God's presence in the desert of their life.
Publisher: Peeters Press

Carmelite Mysticism: Historical Sketches by Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm.

Publisher: Carmelite Press

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Teresa of Avila

Great Carmelite classic which describes the seven "Mansions" of the spiritual life from beginner to Mystical Marriage. Covers early struggles, aridity in prayer, sweetness in prayer, and much more.
Publisher: Paulist Press

The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul by Thérèse of Lisieux

Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this "story of my soul," first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world.
Publisher: Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.