If we’re honest with ourselves, we can lose our peace multiple times a day.  It’s not IF, but WHEN.  Father Jacques Philippe teaches us how to navigate life when things don’t go our way.  It’s not about keeping a stoic expression amidst adversity, but a deep knowing in our hearts that amidst the crashing waves, the gaze of Jesus remains steadily upon us.

Deepen the joy, peace and hope that God’s resurrection can offer you. Father Jacques Philippe’s Searching For and Maintaining Peace is the perfect read during this Easter Season. It’s also the perfect chance to read up on his published works before seeing Father Philippe on our Living in God’s Presence Virtual Retreat in May!

In only 118 pages, this profound little treatise on peace of heart guides us to “respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront.” For 4 weeks, the Carmelite Sisters will be guiding you through each section of the treatise. Our weekly Zooms will give us the chance to reflect, discuss new insights, and support each other in our journey towards peace. We will also provide our book study guide written by the Carmelite Sisters!

Introduction/ Preface
Part I: Interior Peace, the Road to Saintliness
Part II: How to React to That Which Causes us to Lose Peace
Part III: What the Saints Tell Us

Registration is FREE.

Get your book ready! We have two options that can work for any schedule!

Join the Carmelite Book Club

Beginning April 22nd, gather with the Carmelite Sisters every Thursday at 7 PM PT for four weeks on Zoom to discuss new insights and support one another on our journey towards inner peace.

We’re so sorry! We have reached our Zoom Book Club capacity, but you can still have access to our book club resources by the Carmelite Sisters and organize your own book club.

Organize Your Own

Use our recorded reflections and Carmelite book study guide sent out each week to organize your own book club or for your own independent reflection!

About the Author

In France, Father Jacques Philippe has various responsibilities including spiritual direction, the formation of new members in the Community, and participation in its General Counsel. He began preaching retreats regularly in France and abroad and has consolidated his principal retreat themes into twelve books on spirituality. Jacques Philippe’s writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality with over one million copies sold in 24 languages. For more information, click here.

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