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Wedding at Cana – Part 1 of 2

Let’s begin with a little humor: There is a story about a priest named Fr. Murphy who went to visit a family in his small-town parish for a holiday meal. They all had a great dinner during which the wine flowed rather freely. Then it came time for Father to return home.The man hosting the meal said, “Hey Father we still have a half-bottle of wine left from the meal. I’m going to put
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100th Anniversary

 Written by Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCD On Sunday, July 13, 2014 we, the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Oklahoma Province of St. Thérèse had a great celebration in thanksgiving to God for the 100th anniversary of our arrival in Oklahoma. This took place at our church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & St. Thérèse in Oklahoma City, better known as Little Flower Parish. Holy
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50th Jubilee of Religious Profession

On Saturday January 25th, with much joy and gratitude to God, our friars of San Antonio and some from other communities joined our nuns from the San Antonio Carmel in celebrating the 50th Profession Jubilee of Mother Teresita Leonard.We celebrated the Holy Eucharist, with our Provincial Fr. Luis Castañeda presiding. The convent’s chapel was overflowing with friends, family members, and
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St. Teresa and the Eucharist

In St. Teresa’s life, writings and doctrine the Eucharist stands at the very center. That is the font where she quenches her thirst for the living water that gushes forth from the heart of Christ. We find in her a vivid doctrinal and experiential testimony to the eucharistic mystery which is the source and summit of our faith. She bears witness not only of the dogmas of faith regarding the Eucharist
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