Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


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by Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD on the Poet and Contemplative Blog.
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by Elizabeth Ogilvie, OCDS. Elizabeth is a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province. She writes her own blog, Elizabeth Explores Writing.
by Patricia Enk, OCDS. Patricia is is a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province. She writes her own blog, Illumina Domine.
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.

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Portrait of St. Teresa of Avila painted by her relative

St. Teresa


The feast day of our Holy Mother, St Teresa of Jesus, is on October 15. There is a prayer for her intercession and a litany available on our Prayer page.

To learn more about the founder of Discalced Carmelites, visit the St. Teresa of Avila page.

Saint Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese


The feast of the Little Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux (patroness of our Province), is on October 1st. The Novena starts on Saturday, Sept. 22 – you may find the Novena prayers on our Prayer page.

If you want to learn more about our saint, visit the St. Therese of Lisieux page.

Apostolate Magazine - Fall 2018



The Fall 2018 issue of the Apostolate – the official magazine of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in San Antonio, TX – is now available from the Downloads page.

To subscribe to the Apostolate, please visit the Basilica website.

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Communicationes No. 335


The latest issue of the Communicationes is now available. Go to the Communicationes page to read or download your copy.

Live Streaming Webinar - Carmel and the Interior Life

Carmel and the Interior Life


On Satruday, October 20, 2018, the Carmelite Institute will stream a live webinar Carmel and the Interior Life presented by Fr. John Welch, O.Carm.

Our duties in life can leave us scattered and fragmented. Being busy is not the problem. What is missing may be a true center in our lives. St. Augustine confessed to God, “You were inside; I was outside. You were with me; I was not with you.” To have an interior life is to pay attention to the God who accompanies our journey through life.

Carmel’s saints have explored this relationship. They tell us that our lives are a story of God’s mercies. This webinar will identify some of the contributions Carmel’s saints have made to our understanding of an interior life, a spiritual life. Carmel attests to the possibility of having a centered life of prayer which orders and prioritizes all that is “outside.”

To register for this event, please visit the Carmelite Institute website.

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