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Pure contemplation lies in receiving.

St. John of the Cross


Camilo Maccise, O.C.D.

Father Camilo was born in Tocula, Mexico on June 8, 1937. He professed as a Discalced Carmelite in Mexico on October 29, 1955. He was sent to the Teresean for Theological Studies and after his ordination to the priesthood there on April 29, 1962, he went on to obtain his Licentiate in Theology. He received his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in 1971 and his doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá in 1988. He has published several books of spirituality and religious life. He writes articles for different theological reviews. He taught courses in Biblical spirituality and scripture in Mexico, Latin America, and Europe. He was Provincial of the Mexican Carmelite Province and between 1979 and 1985, General Definitor. Between 1991 and 2003, he was General Superior of the Discalced Carmelite Order and six years President of the Union of General Superiors in Rome, 1994 to 2000. At present, he lives in Spain in the Carmelite monastery of Alba de Tormes.

Lecture by Camilo Maccise, O.C.D.

Carmel's Quest for the Living God: A Biblical Approach

Camilo Maccise, OCD

This presentation gives us a Biblical approach to Carmel’s quest for the Living God and is outlined in three points. The first point is the three characteristics of the experience of God in the Bible, the second point is Carmel’s quest of the Living God in the Light of the Bible, and the third point is witnessing and sharing Carmel’s quest of the Living God as a practical point. and action.