Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese

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Barren Reaches

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O Flame Divine, O Flame of Love

Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayO flame divine, O flame of LoveYou dance within my soul;Erratic—SporadicA life-force from above.Your heart you open up to meA piece to form the whole;Beautify—SanctifySecure enough to be.O flame of Love, O flame divineIgnite my heart anewCombustion—ConsumptionUn-burning fire so fine.A new creation, I am nowA vessel of Yours too;A molding—UnfoldingMy
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City of God (intended to be chanted aloud)

My heart must become a city of GodSurrender, but not to the foe.My heart must become a city of GodOn earth as it is in heaven.My heart must become a city of GodThrough love in authentic action.My heart must become a city of GodBuilt on blood from the Cornerstone.My heart must become a city of GodA love which gives to the last drop.Written by Michelle Estep, OCDS
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Other Blogs by Secular Discalced Carmelites:

  • Bethany Hang Out – a blog by Shawn Chapman, OCDS. Shawn is a member of the Austin community of Secular Discalced Carmelites. She also writes regularly for ATX Catholic online.
  • Elizabeth Explores Writing - a blog by Elizabeth Ogilvie, OCDS. Elizabeth is a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province.
  • Gray Rising – a blog by Tim Bete, OCDS. Tim is a member of the community of the Secular Discalced Carmelites in Dayton, OH.
  • Hearth Cake and a Jug of Water – Mary Bellman, a member of the Dallas OCDS community, sends out a daily Carmelite quotation by e-mail. Send her an email at bellman.mary@gmail.com if you would like to be added on her mailing list and receive these Carmelite quotations.
  • Illumina, Domine – a blog by Pat Enk, a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province.