- Author: Austin Chadwell
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- ISBN: 1497568161
- Page: 602
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If one wants to know what it means to be 'Carmelite' this is the place to begin.
One of the modern masterworks of Carmelite Spirituality, The 'Spiritual Directory' is the most comprehensive accumulation of the spiritual traditions, experiences and practices of the Carmelite Order. Drawing heavily on the spiritual lives and works of many Carmelite Saints (Mary Magdelene De Pazzi, Michael of St. Augustine, John of St. Sampson, Father Dominic of St. Albert, Father Maurus of the Child Jesus, Father Michael de la Fuente, as well as Theresa of Jesus, and John of the Cross), the Directory was prepared as a tool for preparing and training novices in the Order, but more than a practical training manual, it captures the essence of living the Carmelite way of life and stands alone as a unique work in understanding Carmelite Spirituality. If one wants to know what it means to be 'Carmelite' this is the place to begin.