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Carolyn Humphreys

CAROLYN HUMPHREYS, O.C.D.S., O.T.R. is a discalced Carmelite secular and a registered occupational therapist. She is author of several books, including: From Ash to Fire: A Contemporary Journey through the Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila, Carmel Land of the Soul: Living Contemplatively in Today’s World, Mystics in the Making: Lay Women in Today's Church, Everyday Holiness: A Guide to Living Here and Getting to Eternity and Living Through Cancer,a Practical Guide to Cancer Related Concerns, Her articles have been published in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Spiritual Life, The Priest, Review for Religious, Carmelite Digest, Spirituality, Religious Life Review, Mount Carmel and other Catholic journals. You can find her reflections online at: Contemplative Christianity Org.wordpress.com

A Hymn of Thanksgiving

Lutheran pastor Martin Rinckart, served in a German town named Eilenburg that became a refuge for military and political fugitives during the Thirty Years War. Eilenburg became overcrowded with refugees who were victims of famine, and victims of the...

The Eternity Connection

The gift of faith includes mystery, which is so necessary when seeking God in positive or negative life situations. To focus on the light of God’’s truth and the hope of heaven while walking through the shadows is an enormous blessing...

Do You Know Rose?

It is not uncommon for the expression of love to change as the years pass. A dramatic example is the life of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop.   She was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1851, but spent her childhood years in Liverpool, England because her...

Our Highest Call

Saint Pope John Paul wrote that “the paths to holiness are personal and call for a genuine ‘training in holiness,’ adapted to people’s needs. This training must integrate the resources offered to everyone with both the traditional forms of...

Do You Know Pier?

He was handsome, fun loving, courageous and engaging, an athlete and an outdoorsman. A popular picture of him as a young adult reveals the strong young man wearing mountain climbing gear, leaning on a long ice axe, with one foot resting sturdily on...

Do You Know Jean Vanier?

Jean Vanier and a priest named Father Thomas Philippe were friends. In 1964, through this friendship, Jean Vanier became aware of the plight of thousands of people with developmental disabilities who were institutionalized. Vanier invited two of...

Never Give Up!

Winston Churchill wrote:  “Never give up!  Never give in!  Never, Never, Never, Never—-in anything great or small, large or petty—-never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” Father Patrick...

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