· In the midst of isolation, news reporters have increasingly been taking notice of the cloistered Carmelite monasteries in their cities. The Notting Hill Carmel in West London has returned to the public eye 11 years after the documentary No Greater Love shared the life of a cloistered community to the general public.
· Salvador Dalí’s journey to faith brought surrealism to sacred art. Shortly after his conversion to Catholicism, Dalí traveled to Ávila where he encountered the writings of St. John of the Cross. This article by Jonathan Evans discusses Dalí’s turn to the sacred.
· Richard Van Kirk at Catholic Standturns to the life and writings of St. John of the Cross to cope with the closing of Churches and loss of access to the sacraments.
· Father Leonard Andrie considers the providence that brought St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Frederick Nietzsche to the same hotel in Paris on the very same day in 1887.
· An O.C.D.S. (Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites) blogger translated a recent interview with Bishop Silvio José Báez, O.C.D. that appeared in Madrid’s Archdiocesan newspaper. Bishop Báez was forced to leave Nicaragua after political opponents threatened his safety. Here is a translation of his homily from last Sunday.
· New episodes of CarmelCast will return again soon, but it’s never too late to catch up. This spring, the friars discussed St. Thérèse and the many facets of her life and teaching.