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

Sister chainsaw

Read the tale of Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin (AKA Sister Chainsaw) in a story by Rhina Guidos from Catholic News Service

Community Recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours – clarification


There is no requirement that communities model their method of praying the Liturgy of the Hours after the OCD Friars.

Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament

On June 1, the medical board of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints gave a positive opinion concerning the cure of Angel Ramón (Paraguay, 2002) as a presumed miraculous healing through the


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