Living Consecrated Chastity Today from Carmelite Formation Meeting


Living Consecrated Chastity

Living Consecrated Chastity This booklet is compiled from talks given at the formation meeting in Oxford in 1997.

There are a number of contributors: Grace Jordan, Wendy Robinson, Fr Iain Matthew OCD, Sr Mary of St Joseph OCD and Sr Anne OCD.

The topics they deal with are:

Encountering Community,

Celibacy and Sexuality,


Living Consecrated Chastity,

Consecration and The Theme of the Bridegroom and Bride.

It is true that Christ is totally fulfilling, but that is at the end of a long journey.

Quote: ‘I think, and not at the beginning, although, obviously there is light and sometimes great joy, peace and contentment along the way. But it is also true that emptiness, loneliness, sexual frustration, a sense of sterility, of being only half there, half alive, are part of the journey. And not only are they not taken away by Christ but I think we mustn’t deny their presence either, but must allow them to be, accept them as the privileged place in which to meet him and be led by him into a faith and love which are deepened by the experience.’ Pg. 81-82.

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