Any style of prayer that nourishes this intimate relationship with God might be practiced by a Carmelite community or individual. There is no single "method" of Carmelite prayer, but the Liturgy (Mass and Divine Office), silence and Scripture (especially in Lectio Divina meditation) have a particularly important place in our life.
- Johan Bergström-Allen, T.O.C., (ed.), Popular Prayers: Third Edition, (Faversham: Saint Albert's Press, 2006). For an extract and details of how to order please click here.
- Joseph Chalmers, O.Carm., The Sound of Silence: Listening to the Word of God with Elijah the Prophet, (Faversham: Saint Albert's Press, 2007). For an extract and details of how to order please click here.
- Mark Davis, Glimpses of the Carmelite Way, (West Kirby: Rockpool Publishing, 2007).
- Keith J. Egan, T.O.C., (ed.), Carmelite Prayer: A Tradition for the 21st Century, (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2003).
- John FitzGerald, O.Carm., Backwards into the Future: Meditations on the Letter to the Hebrews - with a guide to Lectio Divina by Carlos Mesters, O.Carm., (Faversham: Saint Albert's Press, 2005). For details of how to order please click here.
- Irish Province of Carmelites, Meeting God: Carmelite Reflections and Prayers, (Dublin: The Columba Press, 2007).
- Mary McCormack, O.C.D., Upon This Mountain: Prayer in the Carmelite Tradition, (Oxford: Teresian Press, 2009).
- Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm., At the Fountain of Elijah: The Carmelite Tradition, (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1999).
- Redemptus Maria Valabek, O.Carm., Prayer Life in Carmel: Historical Sketches, Carmel in the World Paperbacks, (Rome: Institutum Carmelitanum, 1982).
- John Welch, O.Carm., The Carmelite Way: An Ancient Path for Today's Pilgrim, (Leominster: Gracewing, 1996).
in order to speak with one's EternalFather
or find delight in him.
Nor is there any need to shout.
However softly we speak,
He is near enough to hear us."
St. Teresa of Avila