Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Thérèse


This blog offers news, reflections, and ramblings from the woods and hallways of Marylake Monastery, our province's house of prayer in rural Arkansas.

~Fr. John Michael Payne, OCD


(Belated) Happy Feast Day

Here’s wishing all of you (belatedly) a happy feast day of our Lady of Mt. Carmel. This mural, pictured here, is in our [O. Carm.] Carmelite parish., Iglesia de San Isidro, in Valencia. The artist is Paco Baños. Happy birthday to Fr. Sam Anthony Morello (82 on the 15th), and Fr. Jenaro de la Cruz (76 on the 16th). Happy anniversary of Profession to Fr.
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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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