Carmelite Review

In the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Carmelite Review, Father Gregory Houck, O.Carm. had this to say about The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: When I was an undergraduate taking philosophy, my professor said to the class that most philosophers are not actually philosophers; rather, they are merely historians of philosophy. What he was saying is that there is a clear distinction between knowing content and practicing that content. Since then I have found that this same distinction can be applied to … [Read more...]

Quotes for the Day

All the way to heaven is heaven. — Catherine of Siena, as quoted in New Monasticism by Jonathan Wilson-HartgroveYou are as holy as you want to be. —Jan van Ruusbroec, as quoted in Ruusbroec and His Mysticism by Paul VerdeyenGod never grants mystical wisdom without love. — John of the Cross, The Dark Night of the Soul … [Read more...]


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