no. 3 july - september 2003
Letters of the Superiors General: Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm., Camillo Maccise, OCD and John Malley, O. Carm.
An attempt to acknowledge the fruits born from the past 11 years of cooperation between the two major branches in the Carmelite Family. While acknowledging that much is left that can be done, the documents set out some possible directions for the future.
Also in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian and German from Edizioni Carmelitane - carmelites.info/edizioni. Also available on the internet at http://carmelites.info/generalcouncil
Tres Vidas de Hombre: Corporal, Racional, Spiritual di Miguel de la Fuente
Edited by Pablo Garrido, O. Carm.
The first critical edition of one of the Spanish spiritual classics, edited by Carmelite Pablo Garrido, a scholar well known for his numerous studies on Carmelite history and spirituality. While not well known, this work has been called "the best mystical psychology that exists in Spanish. Written by the Carmelite mystic who some speak of as the third member, along with St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross, as the trilogy of Spanish Carmelite mystical thought.
Available from BAC in Madrid, Spain – www.bac-editorial.com/home.htm
In Comunione con Maria: la Nostra Eredità
e Prospettive per il Futuro
This book brings together a collection of the presentations at the Carmelite Mariological Seminar held at Sassone, Italy on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the Carmelite Scapular. Sponsored the General Councils of the Carmelite Order and of the Discalced Carmelite Order, the book is a rich source for study as well as understanding of the Marian dimension of the Carmelite charism as it islived out in diverse cultures and nations. The text is in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Available from Edizioni Carmelitane - http://carmelites.info/edizioni
Con Maria Fliglia di Sion: In Ascolto della Parola
© 2002 ISBN #88-250-1213-6
The third in a series of volumes on "Listening to the Word." The proposal of "Listening to the Word, developed in the context of Carmelite fraternity, gives support to the spiritual journey up the mountain.
Come Pioggia di Primavera: Lectio Divina per la Quaresima e la Pasqua
by Bruno Secondin, O. Carm.
This work, born from the experience of working with parish groups,
presents the various forms of the ‘lectio divina.’ Along side the
substantial commentary, there is a biblical as well as theological and
ecclesial reflection for ones on reflection on the Word of God and
concrete example of "praying the Word."
éraire Spirituel du Carmel
by Titus Brandsma, O. Carm.
Translated by Romero de Lima Gouvea, O. Carm.
The latest of the Collection Grands Carmes from the French Delegation of the Order.
Available from Centre d’Études d’Histoire de la Spiritualité, Nante, France
by Rafael María López-Melús, O. Carm.
A 222 page book from two earlier works that were published separately. This new edition is enriched with new poems. It is interesting to know that the Virgin of Carmel, the most popular of the titles attributed to Mary, has been lauded by many illustrious poets as well as by the ordinary people.
Available from AMACAR in Onda, Spain
The Philippine Carmel Formational Manual
An outline of the various pieces in the formation program of the Philippine Commissariate of the Dutch Province. Deals with the vision, principles, focus of formation, agents of formation, and the stages of formation as well as appendices with very practical information.
Ein Web des Umformung
The formation manual for both of the German Provinces of the Carmelite Order.
The translation of the RATIO into the Dutch language. Includes a listing of the literature for the Carmelite Program of Studies along with its location in the Dutch Carmelite Institute in Boxmeer.
Available from the Dutch Provincial Office
by Salvador Villota Herrero, O. Carm.
© 2002 Pontificio Istituto Biblico
The extract of the doctoral thesis defended at the Pontificio Istituto Biblico in Rome. The work is a linguistic-semantic study of the interpretive value of Mk 13: 28-37.
Pontifical Biblicum Institute - www.pib.urbe.it/
Personalità e Oncologia
by Aureliano Pacciolla, O. Carm. and Maurizio Mazzani
© 2002 ISBN 88-8087-312-1
Available from LaurusRobuffo Publications –
© 2002 ISBN 88-8087-348-2
Metafora e psicologia is the most complete book for deepening both the theory or practice of figurative language in teaching, psychology, and psychotherapy. Metafora e psicologia is recommended for teachers, teaching assistants, psychologists who are preparing to use new and more advanced techniques for human growth strategies.
Available from LaurusRobuffo Publications –
© 2003 ISBN # 0-9710197-4-6
An easy read about the life of John Surratt, implicated in the assassination of USA President Abraham Lincoln. Serving as a papal zouave, Surratt escaped while being turned over to USA authorities by an increasingly unpopular pope who was attempting to secure an escape route from the armies seeking to defeat the Papal States during the Italian unification.
Available from Vestigium Press, Middletown, NY 10940
Apocalipse de São João: a Teimosia da Fé
Another work by the popular biblical scholar, this time examining John’s Book of Apocalypse.
Editora Vozes Ltda. –