Honiton Retreat 2023
Talks on St John of the Cross by Father Matt Blake, OCD
Holy Hill Retreat
Introductory talks on St John of the Cross by Father Matt Blake, OCD, recorded at the Holy Hill Hermitage, County Mayo, Ireland
God's Work in Us
A Vigil lecture for Teresa of Jesus given by Sister Mary of St Joseph OCD on 14 Oct 2022.
The Secret of Spiritual Growth
MASS For Three Voices, Composed by The Venerable Fr Hermann Cohen, OCD and dedicated by him to his Seraphic Mother St Teresa of Avila
Sung by: The Carmelite Choir, Kensington, London, Director John McCarthy
Soprano: Lynda Richardson, Baritone: Leslie Fyson, Organist: William Davies, Conductor: John McCarthy
Recorded on 8 June 1985
Published by: The Carmelite Fathers, 41 Church Street, London W8 4BB. All copyrights reserved
The Story of The Ven Fr Hermann Cohen, OCD, by Fr Antonine Newman, OCD
Pt 2: The Mass
Talks on St Teresa's Life: Aylesford Retreat 2022
Talks given by Fr Matt Blake OCD at the 2022 Aylesford Retreat. Talk 1 is available only in transcript form.
Click here for a summary of St Teresa's writings prepared by Father Matt to accompany his talks.
The Spritual Canticle
St John of the Cross: Carmel, Desire and Transformation
A three-day conference on St John of the Cross took place at St Mary’s University Twickenham on 21-23 June 2021.
To view the YouTube videos of this conference please click here
Carmelite Media Education Videos
The YouTube channel of Carmelite Media Education has sixteen pre-2016 videos made by the Discalced Carmelite Friars, including a five-part series of talks on St Teresa of Jesus' Life by Fr Matt Blake and a seven-part series of talks on St John of the Cross's Living Flame also by Fr Matt Blake. Access here
Featured Talks on Carmelite Spirituality
The Friends of Carmel website features audio recordings of talks by Fr Matt Blake, Gillian Coxhead and others on St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross and aspects of Carmelite Spirituality. Access here
Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters
This series of video talks hosted by the Christian Heritage Centre includes a talk by Canon John Udris on St Therese of Lisieux which can be accessed here and a talk by Fr Matt Blake on the Spanish Mystics (St Teresa and St John of the Cross) which can be accessed here
All eight talks in this series are available here
Institute of Carmelite Studies
The Institute has a YouTube channel with valuable general resources. Their interview series is particularly recommended.
American Jesuit podcasts
Click here for the website of 'American Media', which will take you to these podcasts, which reflect the times of the Church's year.
Talks by Fr Aloysius Deeney
These excellent talks were recorded by the Friars in the Philippines. They are particularly relevant because Fr Deeney was author of Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites.
2022 Ampleforth Retreat
Click here for a link to eight talks on the Interior Castle given by Father Matt Blake OCD at the 2022 Ampleforth retreat. Click here for a summary document prepared by Father Matt to accompany the talks.
Secular Carmelite retreat 2021
1st talk (morning)
2nd talk (afternoon)
3rd talk (morning)
4th talk (afternoon)
5th talk (morning)
6th talk (afternoon)
7th talk (morning)
8th talk (afternoon)
9th talk (morning)
10th talk (afternoon)
Live-streamed talks by Fr Matt Blake OCD
During the period of coronavirus, Fr Matt used the live-streaming facilities at St Joseph’s Church, Gerrard’s Cross, to give some outstanding talks on Carmelite prayer. We made audio recordings – about 45 minutes each – of all of them. They can be downloaded using the links below. (There are also video recordings of Weeks 7 & 8 in the Series on Prayer).
A transcription of the talks can be viewed or downloaded here.
Eight Talks in a series on prayer, based on Chapters 11-22 of St Teresa’s Life.
Week 7 video
Week 8 video