Category Archives: On-going Formation

For the general Community

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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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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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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Our Community Retreat 2015

My Dear Friends…Peace be with you! Towards the end of May, many of us will gather at Mt. Carmel Retreat House, Varroville, for our annual retreat.  I hope most of you can make it. This year we will be reflecting on … Continue reading

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O that today you would listen to his voice

“O that today you would listen to his voice” (Invitatory Ps 94) If we recite the Invitatory Psalm each day as we commence the Divine Office, we hear that crucial exhortation every day.  But do we really take any notice?  … Continue reading

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