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


This online module is designed to introduce the student to the way in which Scripture has been used in the Carmelite tradition. It includes such topics as:

  • Approaching the Bible: Word of God in Words of Men.

  • The Influence of the Bible on the Carmelite Rule.

  • The Psalms - Prayers for everyday.

  • Saint Teresa and the Lord’s Prayer.
  • The ‘Little Way’ of St. Therese of Lisieux. 

Reading: there are certain texts which will be required reading for this module: 

  1. The Vatican II Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, chapters 3 and 6.

  2. The Carmelite Rule (The Rule of St Albert).

  3. Psalms 23, 63, 130, 117 and 136.

  4. St Teresa’s Way of Perfection, chapters 27-32.

  5. Chapter 9 of The Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux.

Course Tutor: Thomas Stone OCD


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 course 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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