Carmelite co-incidence? I don’t think so!


Isn’t it funny when you begin seriously discerning your Carmelite vocation and you go on holiday, walk into a chemist and the chemists middle name is Carmel?!


Or when an hour later you are at a farm and the farmer tells you that the big row of pine trees are are unique in this area because he had them all shipped in from Carmel in San Francisco?!


And when you get home and a new ballet school opens up in the church hall where you are supposed to go for your first Carmelite meeting?!


And when it happens to be Carmelite All Saint’s Day (Nov 14th) and you receive a surprise package in the post containing this: “Got this for you from the Carmel in Lisieux…”


And then when it happens to be Carmelite All Soul’s Day (Nov 15th) and you get another surprise package (because you forgot you ordered it!) of the Divine Office morning and evening prayers.

I love co-incidences! I love the fact that I don’t believe any of these were co-incidences! I love being (almost) Carmelite!

2 thoughts on “Carmelite co-incidence? I don’t think so!

  1. Pingback: Carmelite co-incidence? I don't think so! | Christians Anonymous

  2. The late William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury during WWII, used to say, “When I pray, coincidences happen.”
    Welcome to Carmel, and Godspeed in your discernment and formation!
    Grace and Peace,
    Andrew of the Child Jesus, OCDS

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