Category Archives: Prayer

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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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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Pope to contemplative nuns: The Church needs you!

The Vatican on Friday published a new Apostolic Constitution, Vultum Dei quaerere (Seeking the Face of God), On Women’s Contemplative Life. I can’t help but wonder whether this new Apostolic Constitution has some relevance to us as Carmelite Seculars…who seek … Continue reading

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A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Our Lady of Mount Carmel

A very happy feast-day to all on  this Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 16th July 2016 What would you have the Blessed Virgin do for you? O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, … Continue reading

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New LA Catholic Website – AngelusNews.com

It’s always great to find relevant, reliable, and up-to-date Catholic news and content for our growth and inspiration.  I hope you find the new website interesting and useful. Advice from Dr. Scott Hahn – http://www.scotthahn.com/ …also on Facebook:  Dr Scott Hahn’s Facebook … Continue reading

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The Death of a sister in Carmel, Sister Cecilia Maria

The beautiful and inspiring death of a young Spanish sister in Carmel, Sister Cecilia Maria, a Discalced Carmelite. Her joy was accompanied — or perhaps explained — by a profound state of prayer . She “has softly fallen asleep in the … Continue reading

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