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Message from the New Superior

Jul 22, 2020
I hope you are bearing well with the circumstances of life as we pass through such very troubled times. It seems as though here in Dallas we are almost at the epicenter of the pandemic, though Houston is a hot spot as well.My name is Father John Magdalene Suenram, OCD. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the new Superior of Mount Carmel Center with its three other friars
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Reflections from Mount Carmel Center - April 7, 2020

Apr 14, 2020
I would like to share a few more thoughts about the topic addressed last time, which was the reactions many are having about the bishops' response to the present pandemic. I know there are many brave Catholics who are very much willing to risk their lives in order to receive the Sacraments, and that is very laudable. However, this is not just about the impact that
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Holy Thursday and Mandatum

Apr 03, 2015
Photo from Master of the Housebook (fl. between 1475 and 1500) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsLast year we put together these different quotes from Our Holy Mother, St. Teresa’s works to use for the Mandatum in Community during this Centenary Year (see attached document).COMMUNITY MANDATUMIN THE LIGHT OF OUR HOLY MOTHER, ST. TERESA OF JESUS ~ "Your attitude should be like that of
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XXIX Provincial Chapter

Jun 14, 2014
Written by Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCDFrom May 26 to June 6, 2014 we, the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Oklahoma Province of St. Thérèse, had our 29th Provincial Chapter in our monastery in Oklahoma City. It was a time of grace in which we prayed, reflected, and worked as a community, examining our life and vocation in order to better respond to the call of God in our present circumstances.    
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Altar Servers Appreciation Day – Little Flower Basilica

May 23, 2014
 Written by Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCDOn Sunday May 18, our Pastor and Superior––Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte, and Fr. Gregory Ross––our Vocations Director, offered the altar servers of Little Flower Basilica a well deserved recognition for the wonderful service they have provided in our liturgies, particularly during this past Holy Week. All the servers were invited to
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