Con Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte, OCD. Registrarse.
Upcoming Program at Mount Carmel Center
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.Registrarse
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.Register
Join the 2020 Carmelite Pilgrimage: In the Footsteps of Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross
Professor Ferreiro is a tenured faculty member at Seattle Pacific University in Early Christian and Medieval History with a specialty in Spanish and Portuguese studies. He is founder and director of a University of Salamanca, Spain Summer program for college students and has led groups there for 30 summers. He has published 12 books and over 115 scholarly articles on Late Roman and Early Medieval Spain and Portugal. He was born in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. This is the sixth Carmelite pilgrimage that he has organized.
Fr. Thomas Otanga is a Discalced Carmelite priest of the Washington Province. He was born in Bondo, Kenya (East Africa). He joined the Carmelites in Kenya in 1993. He graduated with two bachelor’s degrees (Sacred Theology, Rome and Religious Studies, Kenya) in 1998. He did his Licentiate degree (STL) in Sacred Theology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and graduated in 2001. Fr. Otanga completed his doctoral studies in Theology with a specialization in Spiritual Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 2013. Fr. Otanga was ordained to the priesthood in 2003. He guides both private and group retreats, offers spiritual direction and gives talks and workshops mostly on religious formation. He is currently the OCDS Regional Assistant for the Midwest region of the Washington Province.For more information contact: Prof. Dr. Alberto Ferreiro:
Deadline for Reservations is January 15, 2020. Inquire for any remaining openings after that date.
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St. Teresa of Jesus10/05//2019
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 toread her brief biography on Our Saints page.
If you would like to pray for her intercession or recite a litany, please go to thePrayer 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 Gala09/21//2019
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.
Holy Land Pilgrimage09/21//2019
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.
St. Therese Novena at the Basilica09/23//2019
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.
Novena to Saint Therese09/21//2019
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.
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.