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Teresa’s 4 Waters in Word, Image and Song is a meditation on St. Teresa of Ávila’s (1515-1582) teaching about prayer, which she likens to four ways of watering a garden.

Awakening Hope

An hour of reflection, including spiritual poetry by Chris Donovan followed by the film, Teresa’s Four Waters in Word, Image & Song.

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Teresa's Four Waters in Word, image & Song

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Teresa's Four Waters in Word, image & Song

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Awakening Hope, a Reflection in Word, Image & Song

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Music & Sheet Music

Teresa's Four Waters in Song

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First Water: Arise – Sheet Music

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Virtual Choirs & Documentary

See Nada Te Turbe: A Virtual Choir of Carmelites

Watch as hundreds of Carmelite nuns from around the world — some from cloistered convents, all singing from their home monasteries — join together for the first time in “virtual” song as a united Teresian Family!

This is a Carmelite virtual choir in honor of Saint Teresa of Avila’a 500th Birthday celebration. Music composed by Sister Claire. Or read an article about the making of the Virtual Choirs.

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Learn about the making of The Carmelite Virtual Choir​

Communicator Award - 2016 Award of Distinction
Communicator Award – 2016 Award of Distinction

Technology is giving Carmelite Nuns around the world a chance to be unified without ever having to leave their monasteries. A Carmelite Nun from Reno, Sister Claire, wrote music to mark the 500th Anniversary of Saint Teresa’s birth. That music has united these women in a way that they might not have ever imagined.

Virtual Harmony received an Award of Distinction for the 2016 entries in the Communicator Awards, selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Salve Regina

A Virtual Choir of the Carmelite Order: Nuns, Friars and Seculars

For centuries the Salve Regina has been held in special honor by Carmelites. We honor Mary as our patroness, mother, sister and friend who leads us in prayer and contemplation to the heart of her son, Jesus. In this virtual choir, Carmelites from every branch of the Order and from all over the world join in singing Sr. Claire’s arrangement of the Salve in Latin. See the translation below.

Translation of “Salve, Regína”

Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiae:

Vita, dulcédo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ave María,

Ad te clamámus, éxsules, fílii Hevae.

Ad te suspirámus, geméntes et flentes

in hac lacrimárum valle.

Ave María,

Eia ergo, Advocáta nostra,

illos tuos misericórdes óculos

ad nos convérte.

Ave María,

Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis, post hoc exsílium osténde.

Ave María,

O clemens: O pia: O dulcis

Virgo María.

Ave María!

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy:

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

Hail Mary,

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of

Eve.

to thee do we send up our sighs

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Hail Mary,

Turn, then, most gracious advocate,

thine eyes of mercy toward us.

And after this our exile

show unto us the blessed fruit

of thy womb Jesus.

Hail Mary,

O clement: O loving:

O sweet Virgin Mary.

Hail Mary!

Text: Salve, Regina, attributed to Hermannus Contractus, 1013–1054; adapted by Claire Sokol, OCD. Music: Salve, Regina, Chant, Mode V; adapted by Claire Sokol, OCD. Text and music adaptation © 2013, Carmelite Monastery of Reno. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.