Praise be Jesus Christ!

The Order of Carmel Discalced Secular is a community comprised of Lay Roman Catholics who live in the world while centering themselves on God and serving Him through the spirit of Carmel. We live under the constitutions of the Order and are part of the Carmelite family of Friars and Nuns.

As Carmelites, we seek to hear God in the quiet of our hearts through contemplation and prayer. We seek an interior union with our Lord while actively living out the ordinary events of our everyday lives. We take our example of living from Our Lady as a model for living our life focused on one thing, serving her Son. She is a woman of faith and obedience to whom we look as a companion and guide on our journey of faith. She is Mother and Sister as well as patroness. Her gentle presence pervades our lives. We wear the brown scapular she gave to us as it is a symbol of our dedication to her and of her motherly care for us.  - MORE

And so a year long celebration begins!

For five years the Discalced Carmelite Order has been preparing itself for this special occasion - the 500t anniversary of St. Teresa of Jesus' birth in Avila, Spain. 

As we remember our Foundress's birth, we pray, above all else, for a rebirth or reinvigoration of her spirit and teaching among us who would call ourselves her sons and daughters.

Dialogues of the Carmelites - crowd reaction

It would have been nice to do our own "crowd reaction" video of our Nuns after they were blessed with a rehearsal performance from the "Dialogues of the Carmelites" by the Opera Theatre of St. Louis cast.  However, we did spot at least one Carmelite in this review (scapular worn beneath the clothing of course).


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