An apostolate of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites community of Our Mother of Good Counsel in Dayton, Ohio.

Carmelite Conversations

The Carmelite Conversations podcast discusses Carmelite Spirituality and its application to our busy lives.

Recent Episodes

Silence St. Elizabeth Of The Trinity

A Soul of Silence: Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity

Feb. 3, 2023

Deacon Mark Danis, OCDS, shares reflections about the short book, A Soul of Silence: Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity.

Prayer St. Teresa Of Avila Interior Castle

Interior Castle through the Our Father Prayer (part 1)

Jan. 28, 2023

St. Teresa of Avila, in her classic masterpiece, The Interior Castle, teaches us how to become more intimate with God by journeying through the seven mansions/dwelling places of this interior castle of our soul.

Replay: St. Teresa Margaret and the Practice of the Presence of God

Jan. 21, 2023

This episode is a replay of a popular episode from 2019. One of the single most important disciplines we can adopt is the continual practice of the presence of God in our lives.

Christ Made Manifest (Epiphany)

Jan. 13, 2023

This homily by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS, was given during Evening Prayer for the Dayton Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites on Feast of the Epiphany in Jan 2023.

Rejoice and Be Light (Homily by Fr. John MacQuarrie)

Jan. 7, 2023

It was during the Advent season when the Dayton OCDS Community gathered together for the Rite of Making the Promise/Vows. The Spiritual Assistant of the community, Fr. John MacQuarrie, delivered a homily touching on many Car…

Replay: The Christmas Grace and Epiphany of St. Therese of Lisieux

Dec. 22, 2022

This episode is a replay of a popular episode from 2017. St. Therese of Lisieux is a Giant Soul among the Saints being one of the Doctors of the Church.

St. Therese Of Lisieux

“God, Be Yourself My Sanctity.” (Part 2)

Dec. 5, 2022

In this presentation, Frances Harry, OCDS, speculates on what it looks like when God is our sanctity, especially as seen in the life and words of St. Therese of Lisieux.

St. Therese Of Lisieux

“God, Be Yourself My Sanctity” (Part 1)

Dec. 2, 2022

Frances Harry, OCDS, discusses, “God, Be Yourself My Sanctity," a phrase used by St. Therese of Lisieux in her famous prayer, “The Act of Oblation to Merciful Love,” found in her book, “Story of a Soul.