Blessed Marie of the Incarnation – 4th Centenary of Death

Follow the link below (Acarie_En) to access Fr General’s recent circular (18/4/2018) on the 4th centenary of the death of Bl Marie of the Incarnation ACARIE_EN May the good God inspire you, too, to holiness, and may Blessed Marie pray … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Tenebrae, but…

On Good Friday, and again on Holy Saturday 2018, I joined about a dozen or so parishioners and clergy in chanting the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton NSW, as the ORDO recommends. I thought … Continue reading

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Father General’s Letters – Highlights & Reflections

Greetings in Christ and Peace! I began this post after reading Fr. Cannistra’s letter written on Pentecost Sunday last, 4 June 2017.  Read or download here:  Fr General to OCDS – 2017-06-04 His entire letter is rich & inspiring.  It certainly … Continue reading

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Blessed John Soreth (1394-1471)

  Blessed John Soreth, whose Memorial is on 28th July, certainly deserves our warmest thanks.  Without his enthusiastic efforts and persistence, there might well be no Carmelite nuns or Seculars. Here is a brief extract from Keith Egan’s contribution to a fascinating … Continue reading

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The 6Ms for Carmelite Seculars

Let’s revisit the six crucial areas we must commit to and address every day The 6 M’s on Being a Carmelite! By: P. Aloysius Deeney – OCD – July 28, 2005 (http://www.ocd4ocds.blogspot.com) The identity is highlighted in the Preface of … Continue reading

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The Bible and the Sacraments

Deepen your Understanding of the Sacraments - for free! St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology The St. Paul Center presents their newest video study, The Bible and the Sacraments, available for the first time this Lent. Register now to get free … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Cross – September 14

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross is the official translation of the Roman Missal, while the 1973 translation called it The Triumph of the Cross.  In some parts of the Anglican Communion the feast is called Holy Cross Day, a … Continue reading

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Thinking About St Therese

August 2016 Story of a Soul, translated by John Clarke OCD - A Study Edition by Marc Foley.  ICS Publications Washington 2005   Though I am unable to be present to join in the discussion at our meeting this month, I … Continue reading

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Contemplative Prayer in the Carmelite Tradition

Here’s a link to a recent article by Fr. Eugene McCaffrey, OCD Contemplative Prayer in the Carmelite Tradition Eugene McCaffrey is a Carmelite friar and a member of the Avila Centre of Spirituality in Dublin.  He has written a number … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Way

Here’s a link to a talk given by the OCDS General Delegate, Fr. Alzinir Debastiani OCD just a few months ago. Alzinir’s talk on St Joseph 100416  

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