Upcoming Programs at Mount Carmel Center
Transformation in the Spiritual LifeSept. 20th or 23rd with Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD
In the spiritual life any transformation or transition that an individual undergoes is first of all the work of God. God works through each individual, however, the individual must collaborate with God. For example, in the Old Testament God called Abraham and he responded.
The Davidic Kingdom and the Promise of the MessiahOctober 11th or 14th with Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD
The promise of the Eternal Kingdom was given to King David in response to his generous offer to build a house of cedar for God. At an appropriate time God responded and sent the Messiah who comes as Savior to us all; the promise given and fulfilled.
The Prophet ElijahNovember 8th or 11th with the Very Rev. Stephen Sanchez, OCD
We will be examining the importance of the figure of Elijah and his call to integrity in a time of political expediency and religious syncretism*. Model for today?
* mixture of ideas or beliefs
Our Lady; One Like UsDecember 6th or 9th with Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD
As we prepare for the coming of the Lord, we turn to Our Lady. She shows us by her participation in the life of her Son how we can imitate her life. Just as she was united with her Son in the events of His life, so may we be as well.
Previously in our Headlines. . .
Conjuring up the Eternal – Part 307/31/2017
The latest post on Blog Central, Conjuring Up the Eternal – Part 3 of 7 on Poet and Contemplative blog, is now available for viewing.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Elijah07/24/2017
The latest post on Blog Central, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Elijah on OCDS Central blog, is now available for viewing.
Flos Carmeli – Summer Issue07/20/2017
The Summer issue of Flos Carmeli is now available from our Downloads page.
New Carmelite Blog07/14/2017
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR has added a blog to their website. You can view it by clicking here.
Book of Poems07/14/2017
The Raw Stillness of Heavenis a book of poems on prayer, conversion, and faith written by Tim Bete, OCDS.
Tim Bete is a Secular Disclaced Carmelite in Dayton, OH. He is one of the contributors to the OCDS Central Blog and he is also the author of his own blog, Gray Rising.
To learn more about the book, visit Gray Rising. The book is available from Amazon.com in print or in Kindle format.
In Memoriam – Sister Miriam of the Mystical Body07/07/2017
On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Sister Miriam of the Mystical Body (Mary Julia Seelaus) passed away.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, and the second of eight children, she is survived by her older sister, Sister Anne of the Immaculate Heart (Margaret Seelaus).
Sister Miriam spent most of her life serving God and the Church as a Discalced Carmelite Nun. She made her First Profession of Vows in 1950 and her Solemn Profession in 1953. Her Golden Jubilee was celebrated with an outdoor Mass in Covington Carmel in the year 2000.
People who were fortunate enough to have met Sister Miriam were always greeted by her smiling face. Those who knew her well will always remember her kindness and prayerful support. She will surely be missed by many.
The Mass of Christian Burial took place on June 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the Guardian Angel Chapel of the Carmelite Monastery in Covington, LA, followed by interment at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.
With deepest sympathy, our condolences go to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Covington. May the soul of Sister Miriam and all of our departed brothers and sisters, through God's mercy, rest in peace.
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel07/06/2017
The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is on July 16. Those of you who happen to live near a Carmelite community or parish may have plans to go to a preached novena of Masses in honor of Our Lady. For those of you who do not have such an opportunity, we have some novenas that you may choose from to help prepare for Our Lady's feast. Go to the Prayer page to download a novena of your choice.
Schedule for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel07/06/2017
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in San Antonio, TX has the following schedule for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel:
Novena - July 7-15 5:30pm Sung Mass
Vigil Mass - Saturday, July 15
5:00pm Solemn First Vespers
6:00pm Vigil Mass
Solemn Mass (Sung Masses)
Sunday, July 16
8:00am (English), 10:00am (Spanish),
12:00pm (English), & 6:30pm (Spanish)
There will be NO 1:00 pm Mass.
For more information, visit the Basilica's website.