The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16th gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude for the Blessed Mother Mary’s continued guidance and protection for all of us who are consecrated to her by means of the holy Brown Scapular. Wearing and being consecrated to her is part of being … Continue reading Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 7-16, 2018
Happy 4th of July! Have fun and be safe celebrating our freedoms because of the brave. Thank you to all who serve! Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. ~Psalms 33: 12 Eternal God, stir our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism on this Fourth of July. … Continue reading Happy Independence Day!
Hello readers, Thank you for following my page, I am grateful and blessed to have your support and interest. Sorry, I haven't been posting much lately, the adventures of life have been requiring my presence and prayers. I've been living life the past few months, the good, bad, and ugly of Gods plans for us: … Continue reading It’s about connections not how many followers.
You must start with knowing... Who/What Is A Secular Carmelite? I would describe a member of the Secular Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Teresa of Jesus as six distinct elements that, coming together, are those elements that move people to approach the Order and seek identification with the Order in a more … Continue reading Discerning a Vocation to the Secular Discalced Carmelites
Devotion to St. Joseph 1. The same aura of silence that envelops everything about St. Joseph, himself a lay person and model for Carmelite Seculars, also shrouds his work as a carpenter in the house of Nazareth. It is a silence that reveals in a special way the inner portrait of the man. The Gospels … Continue reading Carmelite OCDS – Devotion to St. Joseph
1. The Virgin Mary is present in a special way, most of all as a model of faithfulness in listening to the Lord and in service to Him and to others. For Secular Carmelites, Mary is a model of obedience and total commitment to God’s Kingdom. She teaches us to listen to God’s Word in … Continue reading Acts of Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
What is the pars potior (the most important part) of the Carmelite vocation? The answer usually given was prayer; by that meaning quiet or contemplative prayer. Is this a sufficient answer? The Rule itself makes it clear that our first duty is to serve Christ with pure hearts and upright consciences. In scriptural terms, that … Continue reading Our First Duties as Carmelites OCDS