This is the very question I asked myself when I was invited to a Secular Carmelite community meeting in 2014. The minute I stepped into this beautiful monastery I knew I was meant to be a Carmelite, so the journey began. The kindness and love I felt was overflowing and genuine from everyone there. All in "Gods … Continue reading What is a Secular Order Carmelite?
Adult Friend Temperance Day 3: Honesty Be honest with your friend about why you are turning down their invitation or canceling plans; don’t lie or try to hide the truth because it can have significant consequences. Resource: OneParishApp Everyone has received an invitation that we couldn't accept? I don't know about you but at times … Continue reading Tell the Truth When Declining an Invitation
Books of Wisdom Introduction “Wisdom” is a convenient umbrella term to designate the Books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), Wisdom, and Sirach (Ecclesiasticus). Two other books are often associated with them: Psalms, a collection of mostly devotional lyrics, and the Song of Songs, a collection of love poems. All are marked by a skillful use … Continue reading Seven Wisdom Books of the Catholic Bible
Adult Friend: Temperance Day 2: Honesty Do not lie or spread rumors about your friends. Or anyone. Stay Away From Liars If you really want to avoid becoming a liar, you probably don’t want to surround yourself with other liars. These people are likely going to get you in a whole mess of trouble that … Continue reading Do Not Lie or Spread Rumors
“In the bodily and spiritual glory which she possesses in heaven, the Mother of Jesus continues in this present world as the image and first flowering of the Church as she is to be perfected in the world to come. Likewise, Mary shines forth on earth, until the day of the Lord shall come (cf. … Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15th
Our Identity, Values and Commitment 1. Members of the Secular Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Teresa of Jesus are faithful members of the Church who are called to live “in allegiance to Jesus Christ”. The fundamental elements of the vocation of Teresian Secular Carmelites can be summarized as follows: a) to live in … Continue reading Carmelite OCDS – Identity, Values and Commitment
Intro Adult Friend: Temperance Introduction In the 2010 hit remake of Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eccentric, detective, genius who has few friends and many enemies. In this particular modern iteration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series, it becomes very obvious why Sherlock doesn’t have many friends. Constant, and at first seeming involuntary, he reveals … Continue reading Be Honest with Your Friends