Carmelite Conversations
Inspired by the Holy Spirt, with Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

Inspired by the Holy Spirt, with Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

March 25, 2021

We all are called by Heaven, but how many of us hear it?  How many answer the call?  What help do we receive in order to answer the call and fulfill the call? 

In this podcast, Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS, examines the “call.” Here, he specifically addresses the call to Carmel as indicated in the “Promise” made by members.  The content of this talk, however, pertains to every call from Heaven.

With great clarity, Deacon Baldwin, lays out how the call may come. Additionally, he addresses the correlation of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Theological and Cardinal Virtues. 

May God grant us the grace to favorably answer His Call.

Litany of Flights, a conversation with poet Laura Reece Hogan, with Tim Bete, OCDS

Litany of Flights, a conversation with poet Laura Reece Hogan, with Tim Bete, OCDS

March 16, 2021

Laura Reece Hogan is a is a professed Third Order Carmelite and the award-winning author of the chapbook O Garden-Dweller and a book of spiritual theology, I Live, No Longer I. Laura earned a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and an Masters in Theology from St. John’s Seminary in California. She is also a poet and her poems can be found in America, First Things, The Christian Century, Dappled Things, and Whale Road Review, among other publications.

Laura is winner of the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize for her poetry collection titled Litany of Flights. The book remind us to behold the extraordinary in the ordinary, and that the secret workings of the divine occur even through the difficult.

Buy the book on Amazon.

 

 

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