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He Comes Anew

(Written at the closing of the Doors of Mercy-the day Pope Francis closed the Year of Mercy)My subconscious is restless Everywhere I look, Babel I see Self-medicated numbnessA people enslaved by their passions The red horseman comes, no peace Heavy blade of 'tolerance' he wieldsThe beast has infected usA virus of group-think is his markCreative beauty dyingA bitter hopelessness takes its placeDeath
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Your Moon Light Shower

Your moon light shower casts its glowBeams seep into the soul;Reflecting His most Sacred GazeOn all you meet below. Your moon light shower casts its glowA dance of lustrous pearl;Enraptures us in joyful songWhich makes our hearts unfurl. Your moon light shower casts its glowFrom eyes of ardent love; Sends forth a Spirit comfortingLike olive and a dove. Your moon light shower casts
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Carmel Is to Me

Carmel is a garden where“The Lord can take His walk”—With many terraces sportingCountless species and every typeOf flower, tree, bush, plant,And grass, all in varied climes—With some places favoringBeautiful blooms and flourishingVegetation; others wasteland,With bare dirt and jutting rock, yetBeautiful in the eye of the beholder,Their beloved.  Some receiveToo much sun
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Other Blogs by Secular Discalced Carmelites:

  • Bethany Hang Out – a blog by Shawn Chapman, OCDS. Shawn is a member of the Austin community of Secular Discalced Carmelites. She also writes regularly for ATX Catholic online.
  • Elizabeth Explores Writing - a blog by Elizabeth Ogilvie, OCDS. Elizabeth is a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province.
  • Gray Rising – a blog by Tim Bete, OCDS. Tim is a member of the community of the Secular Discalced Carmelites in Dayton, OH.
  • Hearth Cake and a Jug of Water – Mary Bellman, a member of the Dallas OCDS community, sends out a daily Carmelite quotation by e-mail. Send her an email at bellman.mary@gmail.com if you would like to be added on her mailing list and receive these Carmelite quotations.
  • Illumina, Domine – a blog by Pat Enk, a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province.