July 14, 2017 | Carmelite spirituality, friendship, God, imagery, night, owl, poetry, reflection, spiritual gifts
It’s Two o’clock and the house tucks itself in, settling for the night. The old wood creaking, sighing, purring itself to sleep. Tonight, I am its sentinel. Between solitude and sleep, two fatigues push and pull me down a valley of purple haze while fragments and dried feathers snap, scrape and break against my cheeks. Here bare knuckled skin brush away
Love in a Battle-field
May 20, 2016 | adoration, battlefield, Carmelite, Catholic, crucifix, evangelical counsels, faith, friendship, Jesus, love, meditation, meekness, prayer, relationships, the Beatitudes
What is love? Not an original question surely, yet I do still ask myself this question. What does love look like? As a Catholic, my mind immediately turns to the crucifix; THE image of perfect love. Jesus, the son of God, nailed to an instrument of torture upon which he died to procure the salvation of my soul and that of all mankind. Gazing upon a crucifix is an opportunity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.