This module is part of the Distance Learning Website of the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI)


The aim of this module is two-fold:

1) to introduce you to Br. Lawrence and make it as easy as possible for you to find your way around his thoughts and writings;

2) to enable you to use this knowledge as a spring-board and inspiration in your relationship with the Lord, or for your own spiritual growth. 

We shall cover the writings of Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection as found in:

Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, OCD, Writings and Conversations On the Practice of the Presence of God, critical ed. Conrad De Meester, trans. Salvatore Sciurba. Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 1994.

All references to the text, page numbers and so on will be to this edition.  This book can be bought by mail order from a number of places including Aylesford Priory Bookshop, telephone: 01622 715770 or Boars Hill book service, or ordered from any good bookshop. This is the only book which is completely necessary for this course. If you use a different edition, you might struggle to follow, as the page references will be different.

You may also find the following booklet helpful:

Jennifer Moorcroft, Practising the Present of God with Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. London: CTS, 2011.

Course Tutor: Veronica Errington TOC


The course is divided into 5 units of input and, at the end, you may complete a Questionnaire, write a Learning Journal, or write an Essay.

Once posted, each unit will be available until the end of the module. The dates on which each of the units, and the other material for this module is available in the calendar in the Student Section.



Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5


Learning Journal

Essay titles


Please click HERE to access the STUDENT SECTION for module start and end dates

From the date corresponding to the relevant Monday (see main web page of, you can click on the relevant unit to access it. Each module includes links to other internet sites of various kinds related to the material being covered.

    Once you have successfully accessed and studied the material in each module and received the Essay titles and the questionnaire, pleace complete either the Questionnaire, write a Learning Journal, or write an Essay based on one of the Essay titles given, and return it to to the course administrator: [email protected]


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