Great concise explanation and guidance on Carmelite spirituality!
VADE-MECUM of the Carmelite Tertiaries of Carmel
Study on the Vocation and the Spirit of the Third Order of Carmel
by Brother Paul of the Cross, T.O.C.D.
This little book is a reprint of the English translation done by the Carmelite Sisters of Boston in 1933. The Belgian author in 1924 said, it aims but to realize what its title suggests and to place in the hands of Tertiaries of Carmel, together with a summary of their obligations, a certain number of instructions which it will be difficult for them to find for themselves elsewhere.
It offers a faithful and beautiful description of the spirit of Carmelite life. And the Boston Sisters added the small, exquisite work of Bossuet, "A Short and Simple Way to Practice the Prayer of Faith and of the Simple Presence of God" - a valuable set of instructions for those learning to live a life of prayer.
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