Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


The Latest Posts:

by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD on the Provincial Blog.
by Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD on the Poet and Contemplative Blog.
by Michelle Estep on OCDS Central.


by Shawn Rain Chapman, OCDS. Shawn is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in Austin, TX. She is a contributor to ATX Catholic online and she also writes her own blog, Bethany Hang Out.
by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR
Inspired by his pilgrimages, Tim Bete, OCDS, writes another book of fresh poems (available in Kindle and paperback). Visit Tim's blog, Gray Rising, to learn more about his new book.

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Pentecost by Jean Restout

Novena to the Holy Spirit


A novena to the Holy Spirit has been translated by a Secular Discalced Carmelite from Oxford.

The novena is available from the Prayer page in MS Word format and in PDF.

Saint Elijah with Carmelite shield

OCDS Series of Talks


The Secular Discalced Carmelites will present Informational Sessions on Sunday, June 9 and Sunday, July 14. These series will delve on the spirituality, vocation, and daily life of the Order.

For more information, visit the Little Flower Basilica website.

Iain Matthew OCD presentation video

Video – Memory and Hope in Eternal Life

A video of Fr. Iain Matthew's (author of The Impact of God) presentation at the International Congress on "Memory and Hope in St. John of the Cross," presented on May 2019 at the Teresianum in Rome, is now available on YouTube.
Video – Hope for Hopeless Places by Iva Beranek

Video – Hope for the Hopeless Places

Iva Beranek was among the presenters at the International Congress on "Memory and Hope in St. John of the Cross," on May 2019 at the Teresianum in Rome. His presentation, "Hope for the Hopeless Places" and is available on YouTube.
Webinar - Mary, Mother and Sister

Mary, Mother & Sister


The Carmelite Institute of North America invites you to participate in a webinar: Mary, Mother & Sister. Fr. Kevin Alban, O.Carm. will be the presenter for this webinar on July 6, 2019 at 2pm EDT.

Registration for this online event is available at the Carmelite Institute website.

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