Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


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Santa Teresita y el Amor de Prójimo
Miércoles, 13 de novembre 7pm a 9pm en Español

Con Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte, OCD. Registrarse.
statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - MCC garden

Upcoming Program at Mount Carmel Center

Miércoles, 13 de novembre 7pm a 9pm en Español
Santa Teresita y el Amor de Prójimo

Con Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte, OCD

Exploraremos cómo el testimonio de vida, la sabiduría y la espiritualidad del Caminito de Santa Teresita nos ayudan practicar el mandamiento de amore al prójimo en la via diaria.


Saturday, November 16
10am to 12pm in English
St. Therese and Love of Neighbor
With Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCD

We will explore how St. Therese's witness, wisdom and spirituality of the Little Way helps us to live out of the commandment of love of neighbor in daily life.


The Latest Posts:

by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD on the Provincial Blog.
by Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD on the Poet and Contemplative Blog.
by Hannah De Lisser on OCDS Central Blog.


by Elizabeth Ogilvie, OCDS. Elizabeth is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Province of St. Therese. She writes her own blog, elizabeth explores writing.
by Patricia Enk, OCDS. Patricia is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Province of St. Therese. 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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Saint Teresa of Jesus - prayer

St. Teresa of Jesus


St. Teresa of Jesus, also known as St. Teresa of Avila, is lovingly referred to as "Holy Mother" by Discalced Carmelites. She is the foundress of the Discalced Carmelite order and also a Doctor of the Church. Her feast day is on October 15.

To learn more about this amazing saint, you may like to read her brief biography on Our Saints page.

If you would like to pray for her intercession or recite a litany, please go to the Prayer page. There, you can also scroll down near the bottom of the page to download a copy of a novena (in PDF) in her honor, composed and translated by Secular Discalced Carmelites in Barcelona, Spain and in Oxford, England.

Cornerstone for the Future Gala

Cornerstone for the Future Gala


Join us on October 12 for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the blessing of the Little Flower Basilica's cornerstone.

Mass will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Basilica, followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Flower School. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a Dinner and Program at the Parish Hall. The finale will be a flamenco dance performance by Fuerza Flamenca.

For more information, visit the Basilica's website. Tickets are available for purchase at Eventbrite.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr. Stephen Payne OCD

Holy Land Pilgrimage


The Carmelite Institute of North America is sponsoring a pilgrimage, led by Father Steven Payne, O.C.D., to the Holy Land, our spiritual home. Pilgrims will visit many locations spiritually significant to the Carmelite Order and spend time reflecting on scripture while immersed in the experience of each place. Please join us for this powerful experience into the heart of Christianity, the life of Jesus and our shared heritage of Faith.

For more information and to register for this pilgrimage, please visit the Carmelite Institute of North America's website.

Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Therese - San Antonio TX

St. Therese Novena at the Basilica


Novena prayers to St Thérèse will be said daily after Masses (Saturday 5:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. Sunday and weekdays) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Therese in San Antonio, TX.

Daily reflections, novena prayers, and prayer request submission may be found at the basilica's website.

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Novena to Saint Therese


The feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of our Province, is coming up on October 1st. Although you may pray novenas at any time of the year, you can also prepare for her feast and ask for her intercession by praying the St. Therese novena from the 22nd to the 30th of September.

The Carmelite Nuns of San Antonio has prepared a downloadable copy of the novena. It is available from our Prayer page.

Saint Teresa praying - stained glass window

Teresian Prayer


On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 am to 12pm, The Secular Discalced Carmelites will have a presentation on St. Teresa of Avila's practice of prayer at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Therese in San Antonio, TX.

Register for this event by visiting the Basilica's website.

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