Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese

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Outside Time

We entered an eclipse but instead of creeping nightfall the afternoon shimmered with embers of burning silver light.Thousands – dare I say millions – pledged a view of the spectacle. Yeton my patch of grassy earth, all is calm, quiet, and bright.Neither bird nor bee, dog nor tree stir.And I stand – stunningly alone.  For this midday Rapture isn’t
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God Whispers

When I told youMy love was so greatthat I wanted to spend eternity with you,I did not mean an eternity at some far-off time,as if eternity’s clock was wound by your death.​Eternity began the day I conceived your soul.​On that day,I blossomed within you, long before your birth,long before you first saw the world.​Yet you forget our eternity is well
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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.