Carmelite Conversations
A Call to Carmel as an OCDS with Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

A Call to Carmel as an OCDS with Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

January 19, 2016
OCDS stands for Order of Carmel Discalced Seculars. Many have never heard of this 3rd part of the Order of Carmel. Guest, Colleen Sollinger, a professed Secular Discalced Carmelite, answers lots of questions on this topic. What is an OCDS? What kind of people are attracted to and suited for the OCDS? What happens at their meetings? How do you discern if you are being called to Carmel? What is required? This program sheds light on what one might expect when making their first visit to an OCDS meeting.
 
RESOURCES
Books:
“Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites” by Fr. P. Aloysius Deeney, OCD
 
“Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition” by Paul-Marie of the Cross, OCD
 
“The Springs of Carmel” by Peter Slattery
 
“Climbing the Mountain: the Carmelite Journey” by Johan Bergstron-Allen, T.O.C.
Brother Lawrence’s Letters

Brother Lawrence’s Letters

March 12, 2012

This program draws from Brother Lawrence’s own letters to other religious who he maintained correspondence with in his later life. These letters represent the best source of information for understanding what Brother Lawrence himself had to say, not only about the Practice of the Presence of God, but just as importantly, how to overcome the difficulties that one might expect to encounter in making this practice a part of daily life.

Mary, Jesus, and Catholicism in Film

Mary, Jesus, and Catholicism in Film

May 16, 2011

In this thought provoking program, Mark interviews Michael Duricy STL, from the International Marian Research Institute. Michael did his graduate research on Mary in Films. This particular conversation will focus on how Hollywood has portryed Mary, Jesus and Catholicism in general. It is an interesting exploration into both religious and secular culture as depicted in film.