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Easter Lilies

Ah. Such joy! Strewn across the sanctuary!White lilies, blaring their trumpets in a brilliant white chorus; continuing for days and then into weeks.Now their nodding drooping heads arecovered with quantities of bright yellowpollen. And having spent their beautyAnd mingled their fragrance with thesacred incense, they were sent forth.Dismissed, to line the walkway up to the church – an honour
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Lily

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
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Dónde está tu Madre

[Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew's speaks to herself at the death of St. Teresa, her spiritual mother and soul's companion.] p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Calibri; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #585858; -webkit-text-stroke: #585858; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
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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.