WELCOME TO CARMEL
The 1998 edition published by Teresian Charism Press, Hubertus WI, is now out of print and books are no longer available.
Thanks to all the feedback we got from our OCDS communities regarding the use of this material for formation, and a generous donation from the OCDS Sacred Heart Community in FREDERICK, MD we have refreshed the text and are making it available on our website. References to the old “Rule of Life”, which was replaced by the OCDS Constitutions in 2003, have been deleted, or modified to reflect our current legislation. We are pleased to provide this much used wealth of knowledge for your formation classes. Please feel free to print and distribute it to your candidates discerning if they have a Carmelite vocation.
† Welcome to Carmel
† Devotion to the Church: the Discalced Carmelite’s Mission
† The Teresian Charism
† Saint Teresa and the Vocation to a Life of Prayer
† Secularity and the Lay Carmelite
† The Christian Decision-Making Process
† Aspirants Knock, Seek, and Ask Questions
† Opposition – How Do You Cope?
† Prerequisites of a Life of Prayer
† Carmel and Our Lady
† A Call to Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours
NOTE: Several chapters are not included because other, more appropriate, resources are now available:
“Spiritual Preparation for Being Received into the Order” is replaced by the RITES booklet, Revised 7/19/05 and approved by Rome for use in the Washington Province:
A Summarized Version of the Rites for use
During the Eucharist
Approved on December 10, 1990
- Admission to Formation
- The Making of the Temporary Promise
- The Making of Final Promise
- The Taking of the Vows
Washington Province Discalced Carmelites
2131 Lincoln Road NE
Washington DC 20002-1199
May 2, 2003
Distributed to all presidents with 2011 Rosters.
Contact the OCDS Main Office at the above phone # for additional copies.
“History of the Order” replaced by: TERESIAN CARMEL Pages of History:
“Saints of Carmel” replaced by annual focus in the Clarion:
2006 St. Teresa of Jesus
2007 St. John of the Cross
2008 St. Thérèse
2009 Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
2010 St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
We encourage all communities to assemble a loose-leaf binder of past Clarion issues, which can be used by your formation instructors.
“Fr. General’s Instruction” and “Toward a Contemplative Recitation of the Rosary” are not replaced.