Carmelite Online Retreat - Advent 2023
Rooted in Divine Joy
(with St. Teresa of the Andes)

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Prepare yourself for Advent together with the Discalced Carmelites!

This year’s retreat theme is “Rooted in Divine Joy”

"God is infinite joy." This famous affirmation by Saint Teresa of the Andes (1900-1920), the first canonized saint from Chile, sets the tone for this Advent 2023 online retreat: yes, God is far more lovable, beautiful, and more loving than we tend to think! Teresa will help us discover this profound truth, showing us an example of holiness that is approachable and accessible, sharing her advice with us so that we may become rooted in divine joy, too. Learning from Teresa, we'll discover that joyful holiness at the side of the Divine Infant is within our reach...

By filling out the form below, you can register free of charge for our 2023 Carmelite Online Advent Retreat.

How do I participate in 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!).
On Wednesday and Friday before Advent begins, and then weekly on each Friday of Advent, you will receive an inspiring meditation for the following week that includes text and video, along with brief, daily quotes from scripture and St. Teresa of the Andes to enrich your prayer.
Invite your friends and family, too! You can forward this page or refer them to email:
And, you can download a poster (A4) here
Participation in this retreat is completely free!
If you have any difficulty registering or if there are any problems, please email the retreat coordinators at
With best wishes for an Advent season filled with blessings from Heaven,

 The Discalced Carmelite Friars of Paris and Austria, together with ICS Publications (Washington DC).
The online retreat is offered by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Paris Province. English translations prepared by OCDS members from North America. Videos provided by the Discalced Carmelite friars, Washington Province in collaboration with ICS Publications.

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