Now night has pastYour Creator's Love caresses; A new heart beatsTo a song from antiquity.The still small voiceGives birth to a lily so fair; Mount Carmel callsHer bride forever planted there.Written by Michelle Estep, OCDSAustin, TX
The Carmel, a poem by Tim Bete, OCDS
March 18, 2016 | Carmel, Carmelite spirituality, free verse, Hebrew poetry, Liturgy of the Hours, poetry, reflection, Rothko, Walt Whitman, writing
Introduction by Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD One might define poetry, very simply, as “structured speech”—meaning that, since it is speech, even when it is written it should normally be read aloud, or at least read to oneself by sounding the words clearly in one’s head. Anyway, given that poetry is structured speech, how it is structured
January 26, 2016 | Alzheimer's disease, beatific vision, Carmel, Carmelite spirituality, faith, Glory of God, heaven, John of the Cross, love, reflection, trust in God, union with God
A Reflectionfor our community study of Fr. Marc Foley’sReflections on John of the Cross’s Ascent of Mount Carmel, [from p.115, quoting St. John of the Cross:] To understand the nature of this union [with God], one should first know that God sustains every soul and dwells in it substantially, even though it may be
A Reflection on the Long Celebration of St. Teresa’s 500th Birthday
January 6, 2016 | apostolic, Atlanta, Avila, Carmel, Catholic, celebration, Congress, contemplative, Houston, Jesus, Milwaukee, OCDS, pilgrimage, Provincial Council, Spain, St. Teresa, Visitations
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St. Teresa was determined that her family would be good friends of Jesus, since, as she said, he has so few! Well, I think our holy mother must be pleased by the proliferation of Jesus’s friends who have continued to be called to Carmel. There are many highlights of these 5 years, not the least of which, for me, has been making more Carmelite friends from all
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 email@example.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.