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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

Lectio Divina

Intstruction with Father Randy Soto, SThD.

Father Randy Soto, a professor of New Testament at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, presented to our OCDS community a lecture on Lectio Divina.  The practice of Lectio Divina is a devout and prayerful reading of Sacred Scripture. Lectio Divina is the oldest method of prayer with the Word of God in our Catholic Tradition. It began when monastic life started at the end of the second century, and since, it has been perfected and systematized in order to help us in our meditation of Sacred Scripture.

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