In this Advent season Brother Barry Dineen, O.Carm., shares with us how Advent is a very Carmelite season.  For more from Brother Barry, visit our vocation page: https://www.carmelites/vocations

Brother Barry Dineen, O.Carm., is from Dumont, New Jersey.  Before joining the Carmelites he worked as a Diesel Truck salesman.  He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Saint Xavier University in Illinois.  He enjoys mountain biking, physical fitness exercises, and cooking.

Find Yourself Here

During prayer, Jesus instructed Saint Teresa of Avila to “find yourself in Me, and find Me in yourself.”  This line describes Carmelite prayer – a journey into yourself, a journey to find your deepest, authentic self.

Then what happens?  Again Saint Teresa has the answer, “the purpose of prayer is good works, simply good works.”

And we do this together; we do this as a team; we do this in community.