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National Mass of Thanksgiving Celebrating Elizabeth of the Trinity’s Canonization

September 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Announcement, Canonizations, Dan Burke, Events


Calling All Carmelites!  National Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the Canonization of Elizabeth of the Trinity presided over by Archbishop Gomez I am overjoyed to announce that the Avila Foundation along with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles will host a special Mass of Thanksgiving in celebration of the life and canonization of Elizabeth... Read More

Holy Mass

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Holy Mass   Presence of God – Give me, O Lord, a better understanding of the value and meaning of Your Eucharistic Sacrifice. MEDITATION The heart of liturgical worship is the Mass. Just as the redemptive work of Jesus reached its culminating point on Calvary by His death on the Cross, so too, the liturgical action, which continues His work in the world, has its climax in the Mass, which... Read More

Entering Into Prayer

March 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Prayer


For those struggling to pray, one challenge in prayer is entering into silence. It seems the moment one goes into a chapel or room or some other private place, a thousand thoughts and feelings suddenly flow. Sometimes, in fact, it is to find some relief from particularly painful feelings or haunting thoughts that we find ourselves driven to prayer. Whatever the case, it can happen that the psychological... Read More

Adoration, Silence and the Lamp of Fire (Part II of II)

January 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Prayer

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In the first part of this post, we talked about silent adoration and the movement of prayer that is an ecstasy of love. Today, we will discuss how adoration is a symphony of love and how silent adoration leads to a life filled with love. If we consider adoration as a going out of self, we better understand what Elisabeth of the Trinity intends to convey when she attributes adoration to the inner life... Read More

Adoration, Silence and the Lamp of Fire (Part I of II)

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Adoration, Anthony Lilles, Prayer


“Hunger for silence is the sign of spiritual maturity.” This saying is attributed to Blessed John Paul the Great and reminds me of the program he proposed to the Church after the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. He called the Church to gaze on the face of Christ. Learning to gaze on the face of Christ takes us into a mystery of great silence – not just the absence of noise, but a peaceful... Read More

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