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He Comes Anew
April 28, 2019
(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
Your Moon Light Shower
March 6, 2019
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
Carmel Is to Me
January 15, 2019
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.