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Pope encourages Carmelites to pursue contemplation, austerity of life

Catholic World News - September 05, 2013

In a message to the leader of a Carmelite order, Pope Francis said that the prayer of religious is “of vital importance in our disoriented world.”

The Pope sent his message to Father Fernando Millan Romeral, the prior general of the Order of Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, as they prepare for their general chapter. He encouraged the Carmelites in their “allegiance to Christ, prayer, and mission.”

“Now more than ever is the moment to rediscover the inner pathway of love through prayer,” the Pope wrote. He urged the Carmelites to redouble their commitment to contemplative prayer, and to an austere way of life that would guard against the temptation to worldliness.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Sep. 05, 2013 7:55 PM ET USA

    Our Holy Father provides wise advice.

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