Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Today is the Feast of our Lady of Mt. Carmel. I was surprised when I logged into Facebook, a video from the nuns of Carmel Cebu appeared on top of my News Feed. I was greatly amused by the video seeing the nuns dance their prayer. Who ever expected these nuns would appear on YouTube? I had to shift paradigms. Contemplatives can dance!

The Carmelite order has always amazed me. These are the brides of Christ who continually pray and commune with Him on behalf of the world. It is a treat to see these hidden women express their prayer in dance. These women must love Christ very much.

The rosary I use everyday came from them way back 2010 when our novitiate community met their community. That is why they are very much close to my religious life. When my prayer is dry, I think about the community that gave me my rosary and I am inspired to pray despite the unwillingness to. In a world that is slowly forgetting its God, to kneel before the Divine, the Carmelites are powerful witness to prayer.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us! Happy feast day everyone.

Additional Note:
Today is also the birthday of Bro. Carmelo Napoleon Martinez, SDB, one of the best and great Salesian Brothers we have today. Happy Birthday, Bro. Melo!


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