Discalced Carmelite Friars

Semi Province of St. Therese

Memos from Marylake

This blog is being kept as a memorial to Fr. John Michael Payne, OCD, who was a Friar of the Discalced Carmelite Province of St. Therese in the United States and who wrote the posts on this blog. No further items will be posted on this blog.

~Discalced Carmelite Friars
Province of St. Therrese

(Belated) Happy Feast Day

Here’s wishing all of you (belatedly) a happy feast day of our Lady of Mt. Carmel. This mural, pictured here, is in our [O. Carm.] Carmelite parish., Iglesia de San Isidro, in Valencia. The artist is Paco Baños. Happy birthday to Fr. Sam Anthony Morello (82 on the 15th), and Fr. Jenaro de la Cruz (76 on the 16th). Happy anniversary of Profession
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Late May in Marylake

It was one of those beautiful spring days this year as we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi. Fathers Provincial and Ralph had come to visit on Friday in preparation for Sister Lucia’s jubilee Mass Saturday afternoon. It was her silver jubilee of profession, and their chaplain, Fr. Lawrence Fredrick’s golden jubilee as a priest. Our community at Marylake
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The Empty Tomb/Tabernacle

“And they laid him in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid.” [Lk 23,53]“Something strange is happening -‐there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the
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