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Upcoming Programs at Mount Carmel Center

Transformation in the Spiritual Life

Sept. 20th or 23rd with Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD

In the spiritual life any transformation or transition that an individual undergoes is first of all the work of God. God works through each individual, however, the individual must collaborate with God. For example, in the Old Testament God called Abraham and he responded.


The Davidic Kingdom and the Promise of the Messiah

October 11th or 14th with Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD

The promise of the Eternal Kingdom was given to King David in response to his generous offer to build a house of cedar for God. At an appropriate time God responded and sent the Messiah who comes as Savior to us all; the promise given and fulfilled.


The Prophet Elijah

November 8th or 11th with the Very Rev. Stephen Sanchez, OCD

We will be examining the importance of the figure of Elijah and his call to integrity in a time of political expediency and religious syncretism*. Model for today?
* mixture of ideas or beliefs


Our Lady; One Like Us

December 6th or 9th with Rev. Raul Reyes, OCD

As we prepare for the coming of the Lord, we turn to Our Lady. She shows us by her participation in the life of her Son how we can imitate her life. Just as she was united with her Son in the events of His life, so may we be as well.


For more information, please visit the Mount Carmel Center website.

Novena to St. Thérèse
The feast of St. Thérèse is on October 1. Click here to get a copy of the novena available on our Prayer page.

Novena to St. Therese
Sept. 22 - 30
Feast Day – Oct. 1

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grave with trees

Conjuring up the Eternal – Part 3

07/31/2017

The latest post on Blog Central, Conjuring Up the Eternal – Part 3 of 7 on Poet and Contemplative blog, is now available for viewing.

seedling plant

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Elijah

07/24/2017

The latest post on Blog Central, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Elijah on OCDS Central blog, is now available for viewing.

Our Lady and Jesus

Marian Reflection

07/24/2017

The latest post on Blog Central, Marian Reflection on RHAPSODEE blog, is now available for viewing.

Flos Carmeli 2017 Summer

Flos Carmeli – Summer Issue

07/20/2017

The Summer issue of Flos Carmeli is now available from our Downloads page.

Little Rock Carmel Blog

New Carmelite Blog

07/14/2017

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR has added a blog to their website. You can view it by clicking here.

Raw Stillness of Heaven book cover

Book of Poems

07/14/2017

The Raw Stillness of Heaven is a book of poems on prayer, conversion, and faith written by Tim Bete, OCDS.

Tim Bete is a Secular Disclaced Carmelite in Dayton, OH. He is one of the contributors to the OCDS Central Blog and he is also the author of his own blog, Gray Rising.

To learn more about the book, visit Gray Rising. The book is available from Amazon.com in print or in Kindle format.

Sister Miriam of the Mystical Body

In Memoriam – Sister Miriam of the Mystical Body

07/07/2017

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Sister Miriam of the Mystical Body (Mary Julia Seelaus) passed away.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, and the second of eight children, she is survived by her older sister, Sister Anne of the Immaculate Heart (Margaret Seelaus).

Sister Miriam spent most of her life serving God and the Church as a Discalced Carmelite Nun. She made her First Profession of Vows in 1950 and her Solemn Profession in 1953. Her Golden Jubilee was celebrated with an outdoor Mass in Covington Carmel in the year 2000.

People who were fortunate enough to have met Sister Miriam were always greeted by her smiling face. Those who knew her well will always remember her kindness and prayerful support. She will surely be missed by many.

The Mass of Christian Burial took place on June 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the Guardian Angel Chapel of the Carmelite Monastery in Covington, LA, followed by interment at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.

With deepest sympathy, our condolences go to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Covington. May the soul of Sister Miriam and all of our departed brothers and sisters, through God's mercy, rest in peace.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

07/06/2017

The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is on July 16. Those of you who happen to live near a Carmelite community or parish may have plans to go to a preached novena of Masses in honor of Our Lady. For those of you who do not have such an opportunity, we have some novenas that you may choose from to help prepare for Our Lady's feast. Go to the Prayer page to download a novena of your choice.

Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Therese - San Antonio TX

Schedule for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

07/06/2017

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in San Antonio, TX has the following schedule for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel:

Novena - July 7-15 5:30pm Sung Mass

Vigil Mass - Saturday, July 15

5:00pm Solemn First Vespers

6:00pm Vigil Mass

Solemn Mass (Sung Masses)

Sunday, July 16

8:00am (English), 10:00am (Spanish),

12:00pm (English), & 6:30pm (Spanish)

There will be NO 1:00 pm Mass.

For more information, visit the Basilica's website.

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Conjuring Up the Eternal

07/05/2017

Read the latest blog post, Conjuring Up the Eternal – Part I on the Poet and Contemplative Blog.