Discalced Carmelites of the Australia Oceania Region
Saints

The Carmelite Way

We invite you to use the audio player below to listen to 'The Carmelite Way: Readings from Carmelite Saints'.

Track listing

  • 01 - A Reading from The Spiritual Canticle by Saint John of the Cross Stanza 1
  • 02 - A Reading from The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross Book 1 Chapter 13
  • 03 - A Reading from The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross Book 1: Chapter 4
  • 04 - From The Poems of Saint John  of the Cross: ‘Song of the soul that rejoices in knowing God through faith’
  • 05 - From The Poems of Saint John of the Cross: ‘Stanzas given a spiritual meaning’
  • 06 - From The Poems of Saint John of the Cross: ‘The Dark Night’
  • 07 - Reading from The Book of Her Life by Saint Teresa of Jesus Chapter 4
  • 08 - A Reading from The Way of Perfection by St Teresa of Jesus Chapter 26
  • 09 - From the Poems of Saint Teresa: ‘Loving Colloquy’
  • 10 - From the Poems of Saint Teresa, ‘Oh Exceeding Beauty’
  • 11 - A Reading from The Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux : The Grace of Christmas (1886-1887)
  • 12 - A Reading from The Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux: Her Vocation
  • 13 - A Reading from The Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux: The power of Love and the Saints
  • 14 - A Reading from Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux: The Power of Prayer
  • 15 - A Reading from Knowledge and Faith by Edith Stein: A yearning for unveiled clarity
  • 16 - From the Poems of Edith Stein: ‘To Stand at the Cross’
  • 17 - From the Writings of Elizabeth of the Trinity: Prayer to the Trinity
  • 18 - From the Writings of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity: The Greatness of Our Vocation

Narrators

Kerry Francis

Born in Brisbane in 1938, Kerry Francis was educated at Freneau Park College in Toowoomba by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Between 1958 and 1978 Kerry worked in radio drama for the ABC and BBC in London. During this time he adapted and read six novels by Thomas Hardy as book readings. From 1988 till 2001, when he retired, Kerry was a Hospital Lay Chaplain in Brisbane. An ardent devotee of St. Thérèse, he has visited the Lisieux Carmel many times.

Gerard Moran OCD

Gerard Moran OCD was born in Ireland in 1956. He was educated during his high school years by the Discalced Carmelites after which he joined the Order in 1974. Ordained in 1982 he ministered in Ireland until he moved to Australia in 1993. At present he lives and works at the Carmelite retreat Centre in south West Sydney and has also spent six years as Parish Priest in the Order’s parish of Morley in Perth, WA.