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Carmelite Conversations
Jan. 19, 2016

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

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 p...


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.