Carmelite Online Retreat
Lent 2021
Saint Teresa of Avila

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Prepare yourself for Christmas together with the Discalced Carmelites

By filling out the form below, you can register free of charge for the online retreat for Lent 2020. St. Teresa of Avila guides us during this Lent as we journey from dwelling place to dwelling place in her Interior Castle. It was in the midst of a crisis that she wrote her spiritual masterpiece; in our context of health and economic crisis, the 'Madre' can help us during Lent to discover that our strength is within. With this Doctor of the Church, we will journey through her Interior Castle until we reach the center where the light of Easter shines.

How do I make the retreat?

Once you complete the form below and click Submit, you will be registered for the retreat. You will receive a confirmation message by email (please, check your SPAM folder!). Weekly, every Friday of Lent, you will receive another email message with a new point of inspiration for the following week (text and video), along with short texts for daily prayer.

Invite your friends and acquaintances, too! You can forward this page to them or refer them to the web page

You can also download, print, and share this poster to make this retreat initiative known. Thanks so much!

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Participation in this retreat is completely free!

If you have any difficulty in registering or if there are any problems, please email the retreat coordinators at

With best wishes for a Lent filled with blessings from Heaven,

The Discalced Carmelite Friars of Paris and Austria, in collaboration with ICS publications.

The retreat texts were written by Fr. Guillaume Dehorter ocd, (Avon convent) and a Carmelite team from the Paris province: Fr. Jean-Alexandre, ocd (Avon convent), the Carmelite nuns of Saint-Maur (Lons-le-Saunier), along with Marie-Noëlle, Raphaëlle, and Marianna.
The English translation is by Br. Pier Giorgio Pacelli ocd (ICS Publications), and a Discalced Carmelite Secular from the United States.  The videos come from Br. Emmanuel OCD (ICS Publications).

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