From the treasury of Carmelite spirituality, Fr Matt Blake OCD talks to us about difficulties in prayer in the midst of struggle and loneliness, when our normal support structures are taken away and we seem lost.


These four talks were first given in November 2020, but have now been made available to us to read or watch on YouTube. Please download the texts of the talks by clicking here, or follow the links below to watch Fr Matt’s reflections on YouTube:


St Teresa of Avila on prayer (
St John of the Cross on imprisonment (
St Edith Stein on Esther and the science of the Cross (
Fr Matt on fixing our eyes on Jesus (