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Jesus - the way of the cross

Scriptural Stations of the Cross

Laura Marie Durant, OCDS, a Secular Carmelite in Austin, TX, shares with us her reflections on the Stations of the Cross based on Scripture.

The reflections are available in PDF format from the Downloads page.

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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Prayer – a response

The very act of assent      to begin                  set aside                              take part                     
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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.