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Drink of the stream : prayers of the Carmelites
Hickey, Penny.
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San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2002]

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361 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Carmelite history and prayer begin with Elijah on Mount Carmel. From Elijah has descended a long line of saints who have heard the voice of the Lord calling them to leave everything and come "drink from the stream". This book is an invitation for you to come and pray with the holy men and women of the Carmelite order. The prayers and meditations in this book were compiled to help the reader listen to and pray with the saints of Carmel throughout the ages, from Elijah through the twentieth century. In these prayers are stories of particular times, places, longings, sometimes suffering, at other times ecstatic joy. These prayers allow one to enter into the most intimate depths of the souls of Carmelite saints. How better to learn than from the masters themselves. This book is made up of the prayers and meditations of more than twenty-five saints, and it includes a short biography of each saint, as well as numerous illustrations. In addition to helping one with prayer and meditation, it also provides prayer for specific topics. Whether one is a beginner or highly advanced in prayer, there is a prayer suitable for nearly every occasion. Though Carmelites are often thought of as hidden away in cloisters, these magnificent prayers echo from prison cells, hospital beds, battlefields, and even treetops. A good portion of the book is devoted to the prayers and meditations of the three great Carmelite mystics: Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Therese of Lisieux. But the other twenty-two saints include a wonderful variety. Illustrated. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Abbreviationsp. 15
Introductionp. 21
I Elijah the Prophetp. 25
II Elisha the Prophetp. 27
III Saint Simon Stockp. 31
IV Saint Albert of Trapanip. 35
V Blessed Nuno Alvares Pereirap. 37
VI Blessed Baptist Spagnoli of Mantuap. 39
VII Saint Teresa of Jesus of Avilap. 43
VIII Saint John of the Crossp. 121
IX Saint Mary Magdalen de'Pazzip. 149
X Venerable Cyril of the Mother of Godp. 162
XI Venerable Seraphina of Godp. 166
XII Brother Lawrence of the Resurrectionp. 168
XIII Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heartp. 172
XIV The Martyrs of Compiegnep. 181
XV Blessed Francis Palau y Querp. 187
XVI Saint Raphael Kalinowskip. 190
XVII Saint Henry de Ossop. 193
XVIII Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucifiedp. 198
XIX Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Facep. 230
XX Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinityp. 288
XXI The Three Martyred Carmelites of Guadalajarap. 302
XXII Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Crossp. 306
XXIII Blessed Titus Brandsmap. 323
XXIV Servant of God Pere Jacques de Jesus Bunelp. 337
XXV Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andesp. 343
Bibliographyp. 353
Illustrationsp. 357
Index of Carmelitesp. 361