THE CARMELITE CHARISM #7
Carmelite Reference Resources, Part 2
In addition to the works of the great Carmelite Masters (St. Teresa of Jesus, St. John of the
Cross, and the Little Flower) there have been many other excellent books written that cover
different aspects of Carmelite spirituality. The following list includes some of those works.
O'Mahony, OCD, Christopher, ed. St. Therese of Lisieux By Those Who Knew Her. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 1975.
This is an edited collection of testimony taken during the beatification process of the Little Flower, including testimony from St. Therese' own family, as the Church formally investigates her in the process of making a decision about her sanctity and sainthood.
Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, OCD. The Practice of the Presence of God.
This is a classic work of prayer and spirituality, especially useful in terms of integrating
a healthy spirituality with a very active life.
Marie-Eugene, OCD, P. I Am A Daughter of the Church. Westminster: Christian Classics, 1955.
This is the first volume of a classic two-volume work on the spirituality of St. Teresa of Jesus.
Marie-Eugene, OCD, P. I Want to See God. Westminster: Christian Classics, 1953.
The second volume of the above mentioned work.
Elizabeth of the Trinity. The Complete Works of Elizabeth of the Trinity, Vols. I & II. Washington, DC: Institute for Carmelite Studies.
The works of a more recent Carmelite. These volumes are also known for the wisdom they contain.
Koeppel, OCD, Josephine, trans. The Collected Works of Edith Stein Volume I: Life in a Jewish Family. Washington, DC: Institute for Carmelite Studies.
Part of the fascinating story of Edith Stein, who was raised Jewish, converted to Catholicism, became a Carmelite, and was martyred in Auschwitz by the Nazis.