Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites
Community of Little Therese
And He came to His disciples and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, “Could you not watch one hour with me?”
Today Jesus might be asking the same thing of you. We all know how just before His passion God is so urgently needed, could you not give Him, “one hour” out of twenty four?
The calling of the Carmelite is to watch with Jesus, to pray with Him. And for the lay Carmelite, it is not all that difficult. We are asked to pray morning and evening prayer of the Church (that takes about a half hour in all) and then to spend another half hour (at one time or in two fifteen minute periods) in personal conversation with God. Can we say “yes” to Jesus’ request?
Each month on the first Sunday at 1:00 P.M. in the education wing the Carmelites have a meeting at which we learn how to pray the Prayer of the Church (actually pray) and then go on to learn how to speak personally to our loving God in the spirit of Carmel, according to the teachings of St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, and our own St Therese of Lisieux.
If you feel God is calling you to this chrism, please feel free to attend a monthly meeting or call:
David Heffron 804 693-0514
Laura Russ 757 877-9961
Bookmark of St. Teresa of Avila ~ Let nothing disturb you; Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God. God alone suffices.
Official website for the Washington Province http://www.ocdswashprov.org