Meditations on Titus

Click here for more information about the Carmelites
Return to Carmelnet Main Menu Page

These meditations on the life and writings of Titus Brandsma, 0. Carm., Dutch priest, mystic, educator, journalist and martyr. They include questions for reflection and have been prepared by Jane Lytle-Vieira, a member of the Carmelite’s Titus Brandsma Committee. Having read and studied Titus in the vernacular, she brings a unique perspective to the task of making him “live” once again for us.

Ms. Lytle-Vieira lived in Holland as a high school exchange student, attending mass at the cathedral where Titus was ordained, and later worked for an American bank in Amsterdam.

She has a certificate in Carmelite Studies from the Washington Theological Union in D.C., where she taught a class on Titus last summer. She is also working toward her M.A. in Theology there. She was awarded second place prize from the Catholic Press Association for an article she wrote for the Carmelite journal, Spiritual Life, the theme of which was Job and the union of love and suffering.

Professionally, Jane Lytle-Vieira is a clinical social worker, with a private practice in Severna Park, Maryland.

The Meditations

  • 1: Titus Response to Religion and Public Life
  • 2: Titus Brandsma’s Porous God
  • 3: Titus, an Inefficient Carmelite?
  • 4: Titus, a Model for Peace and Forgiveness
  • 5: Titus and the Solitude of the Cell
  • 6: Titus as Role Model on Death Row


[Introduction] [Biography] [In Memoriam] [The Person] [Meditations] [Religion & Life] [Porous God] [Inefficient?] [Model for Peace] [Solitude] [Death Row] [Lectures] [Publications]