Contemporary Authors A-J

Below we offer a selection of articles on different aspects of Carmelite spirituality by modern-day authors. Most articles will open in PDF format, and will require a reader such as Adobe Reader.
Kevin Alban, O.Carm.
Fr. Kevin is a friar of the British Province, and was elected Bursar General of the Order in 2007. He is an expert in the spirituality of the Carmelite Order in the Middle Ages, particularly the writings of the medieval English Provincial Thomas Netter.


Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger)
Pope Benedict XVI has frequently spoken of Carmel's saints during his pontificate.

Günter Benker, O.Carm.
Günter is a friar of the Upper German Province of Carmelites. He has a particular interest in formation, and has served on the International Formation Commission of the Order.

Angela Bergström-Allen, T.O.C.
Angela is a retired teacher and Lay Carmelite living in Cambridge.

Johan Bergström-Allen, T.O.C.

Johan is a member of the Carmelite Third Order and convenor of two Carmelite Spirituality Groups in Yorkshire. He runs the Projects & Publications Office of the British Province, and serves on the Executive Board of the Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland.

Damian Cassidy, O.Carm.
Fr. Damian is a member of the Carmelite Priory at The Friars, Aylesford.

Joseph Chalmers, O.Carm.
Fr. Joseph is a friar of the British Province who served as Prior General of the Order between 1995 and 2007, during which time he promoted a rediscovery within Carmel of its contemplative charism. He is currently Director of Initial Formation and Sub-Prior at Aylesford Priory.

Bruce Clark, O.Carm.

Fr. Bruce is a friar of the Province of Australia and Timor Leste.

Teresa Clements, DMJ, O.Carm.

Sr. Teresa was a Daughter of Mary and Joseph, and great friend to the Carmelite Family. Before her death in 2007 she was granted honorary affiliation to the Carmelite Order.

Michael Cox, O.Carm.
Fr. Michael is a friar at the Carmelite community in East Finchley. He is conducting postgraduate research in Scripture studies.

Valerie Edden

Dr. Valerie Edden is an expert in the literature and culture of the medieval Carmelite Order in England. She is a practising Methodist and serves on the Academic Board of the Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland.

Anthony Fagan, T.O.C.
Rev. Fagan is a retired priest of Portsmouth Diocese.

Julian Filochowski

Julian is the Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, and former Director of CAFOD.

Constance FitzGerald, O.C.D.
Sr. Connie is a Discalced Carmelite nun at Baltimore Carmel in the United States.

Patrick Fitzgerald-Lombard, O.Carm.

Fr. Patrick is a friar of the British Province based in Wales. He has a particular interest in promoting Bible study and meditation.

Sheila Grimwood

Sheila is part of the team offering retreats and reflections at Aylesford Carmelite Priory in Kent

Keith Jones, O.Carm.
Very Revd. Keith Jones was Dean at York Minster between 2004-12. During that time he extended warm hospitality to Carmelite groups, and welcomed the relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux to an Anglican place of worship for the first time. When he retired as Dean of the cathedral in York the Carmelites granted Keith honorary membership of the Order by issuing him 'Letters of Fraternity'.

Rianne Jongstra
Rianne was one of the early members of the Lay Carmelite movement in Holland known as Karmelbeweging