Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


This blog is being kept as a memorial to Fr. John Michael Payne, OCD, who was a Friar of the Discalced Carmelite Province of St. Therese in the United States and who wrote the posts on this blog. No further items will be posted on this blog.

~Discalced Carmelite Friars
Province of St. Therrese

The Empty Tomb/Tabernacle

“And they laid him in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid.” [Lk 23,53]“Something strange is happening -‐there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God
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The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Louisville and in Little Rock

Statue of David in Louisville, KYWhat David is doing all covered in gold and standing larger than life (30 feet tall) by the ONE WAY sign on the corner of 7th & Main streets in downtown Louisville, we may never know. He stands in front of the 21c Museum Hotel. This statue was designed by an artist who had never seen Michelangelo’s original. Roadside America.com brags: This “sets the standard
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