spirituality and the rare
CARMELITE LITURGICAL BOOKS
that enshrine and celebrate it:
O. Carm. and O.C.D. combined BREVIARY PROPERS for the use of the
Carmelites of the Ancient Observance & Discalced Carmelites
and their Third Order Tertiaries!
LONG OUT-of-PRINT & in NEAR MINT condition!
PROPER OF THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS
OF THE ORDER OF THE BROTHERS
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
OF MOUNT CARMEL
OF THE ORDER OF
hardbound, just under 5" x 7", 492 pages
three ribbon markers (somewhat frayed)
previous owner's address sticker inside front cover
and a couple of underlines in the Calendar (see scans)
NEAR MINT CONDITION
TEXT CLEAN, BINDING TIGHT, ODOR-FREE
Our scans show but a minimal representative sample of the lovely texts - antiphons, hymns, readings, collects - and biographical notes - that fill this little treasured Breviary Supplement designed to be used with either the USA Liturgy of the Hours or the UK-Irish Divine Office.
In addition, t are lovely Carmelite texts in Latin and English ancient and modern that you will find now else!
Our favorite is by the martyr, Father Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., put to death by the Nazis at Dachau in 1942, lines found written in his breviary after his death:
BEFORE A PICTURE OF JESUS IN MY CELL
A new awareness of Thy love
Encompasses my heart:
Sweet Jesus, I in Thee and Thou
In me shall never part.
No grief shall fall my way but I
Shall see thy grief-filled eyes;
The lonely way that Thou once walked
Has made me sorrow-wise.
All trouble is a white-lit joy
That lights my darkest day;
Thy love has turned to brightest light
This night-like way.
If I have Thee alone,
The hours will bless
With still, cold hands of love
My utter loneliness.
Stay with me, Jesus, only stay;
I shall not fear
If, reaching out my hand,
I feel Thee near.
This little book of Breviary Propers is truly a "MUST HAVE" for all who love the Carmelite spirit!
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