Discalced Carmelite Friars

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St. Teresa de los Andes: A Saint Who Teaches Us to Love, to Suffer, to Pray, and to Serve
by Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD

from 10am to 12pm on Wed. March 21st or Sat. the 24th

2018 Winter-Spring Programs at Mount Carmel Center

St. Teresa Benedicta: Her Life and her Contribution to our Understanding of the Spiritual Life

from 10am to 12pm on Wed. Feb. 7th or Sat. the 10th
by Rev. John Magdalene, OCD

Fr. John Magdalene will offer a summary of Edith's Stein's life and speak at length about her work, The Science of the Cross.

Recommended donation of $25 per person

Ash Wednesday Morning of Reflection: Tackling the Stumbling Blocks in our Spiritual Life

by Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD
from 10am to 12pm on Wed. February 14th only

This conference will focus on the seven capital sins, the most common stumbling blocks to the spiritual life. The goal is to provide an understanding of the root of sin and how to cooperate with God's grace in eradicating sin.

The Conference will be followed by Mass with distribution of ashes.

Recommended conference donation of $25 per person

St. Teresa de los Andes: A Saint Who Teaches Us to Love, to Suffer, to Pray, and to Serve

by Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD
from 10am to 12pm on Wed. March 21st or Sat. the 24th

Come meet the youthful Carmelite Saint who modeled a holiness that is accessible by religious and laity alike.

Recommended donation of $25 per person

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity: Abandonment to Love and Lowliness

by Rev. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD from 10am to 12pm on Wed. April 25th or Sat. the 28th

We will look at four poems of St. Elizabeth, each addressed to a sister in Carmel, and encouraging them, in the language of poetry, to embrace our lowliness and be given over to the Love that fills our lives.

Recommended donation of $25 per person

St. Teresa Benedicta: Knowledge and Faith

by the Very Rev. Stephen Sanchez, OCD
from 10am to 12pm on Wed. May 23rd or Sat. the 26th

This conference will be on how St. Teresa Benedicta integrated the Christian faith she received into her everyday life.

Recommended donation of $25 per person


For more information, please visit the Mount Carmel Center website.

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by Patricia Enk, OCDS. Patricia is a Secular Discalced Carmelite of 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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Communicationes No. 326

Communicationes No. 326

01/11/2018

The latest issue of the Discalced Carmelite Order's news bulletin, Communicationes is now available.

Gentle Breezes – Advent 2017

Gentle Breezes

12/04/2017

The Advent 2017 issue of Gentle Breezes is now available.

Communicationes No. 325 and No. 324

11/04/2017

The latest issues of the Discalced Carmelite Order's news bulletin, Communicationes is now available.

Elizabeth of the Trinity as a young woman

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

11/06/2017

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity was canonized in October 2016 by Pope Francis. Her feast day is on November 8. Her Prayer to the Trinity may be found on the Prayer page.

If you would like to learn more about this beloved saint, please visit Our Saints page.


Photo courtesy of the Carmel of Dijon/Flavignerot, France.
Discalced Carmelite Calendar

Discalced Carmelite Calendar

11/06/2017

We have a new Calendar of Discalced Carmelite feasts. You may avail of it here as an aid in planning liturgy, community celebrations, and in your private devotions to the Carmelite saints.

St. Teresa inspired by the Holy Spirit

St. Teresa of Avila

10/14/2017

The feast of St. Teresa is on October 15. A prayer through her intercession and a litany to her can be found on our Prayer page. For a brief biography on her and some of our Carmelite saints, please visit Our Saints page.

Letter from the 2017 Extraordinary Definitory

Letter from the 2017 General Extraordinary Definitory

10/02/2017

The Letter from the General Extraordinary Definitory is now available from the Downloads page.

2017 General Extraordinary Definitory

Final Document of the General Extraordinary Definitory OCD

10/02/2017

The General Extraordinary Definitory took place in the town of Ariccia (southeast metropolitan Rome) from August 29 to Setember 6, 2017. The final document entitled, “Walking On with Determination” The Teresian Carmel Before the Call to Renewal is now available from the Downloads page.

Communicationes No. 323

10/02/2017

The latest issue of the Discalced Carmelite Order's news bulletin, Communicationes is now available.

For older news items, visit the News Archive.