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

Carmelite Conversations

Aug. 6, 2022

Homily for the feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with Deacon Rusty Baldwin

Homily for the feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with Deacon Rusty Baldwin

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Dec. 14, 2020

Mary in the Life and Writings of St. John of the Cross by Lynn Bete, OCDS

St. John of the Cross is known as one of the greatest Spanish Poets.  Thankfully, he was asked to expound upon his poems which resulted in the classics we may be familiar with…such as “The Spiritual Canticle,” “The Dark Night,” and “The Living Flame of L...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Our Lady Queen of Peace with Herb Edwards, OCDS

Herb Edwards, OCDS, gave a wonderful talk about Our Lady Queen of Peace at our September 2020 OCDS Community meeting. The very beginning of the talk was cut off but the talk was so amazing, we still wanted to share it with you here.

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July 25, 2020

St. Pope John Paul II and the Blessed Virgin Mary by Paul Adams, OCDS

Paul Adams, OCDS, provides insights on St. Pope John Paul II and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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June 15, 2020

Mystical Union with Mary presented by Frances Harry, OCDS

Carmelites are well aware of the spiritual journey climbing Mt. Carmel to grow in union with our Lord.  What may be passing under our radar is the Mystical Union with our Blessed Virgin Mary. This program addresses what that union is, what Marian souls e...

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Feb. 14, 2020

Mary in Scripture presented by Chris Cotter, OCDS

For 2020, our OCDS Community in Dayton, Ohio, has the theme of "Mary, Our Mother” for all of our community presentations. This month’s presentation is on “Mary in Scripture.” There are some eye-opening analogies and topologies presented in this talk that...

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July 28, 2019

More to Learn about Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace

An important Marian celebration associated with the Order of Discalced Carmelites is the Memorial of ”Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace,” celebrated on July 23.  What connection does this title have to “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel?”  What other connections are...

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May 24, 2016

The Marian Devotion of St. Teresa of Avila

How did St. Teresa of Avila express her Marian devotion and how might we imitate her? Although St. Teresa did not write a major work on the Blessed Virgin Mary, there is no doubt the importance she played in St. Teresa’s life, from her youth up through h...

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Oct. 13, 2013

Mary and the use of the Rosary

We are all familiar with the Rosary, but do we all understand its history or the importance so many Saints have place on reciting it daily. In this informative and inspiring program, Mark and Frances discuss the origins of the prayer of the Rosary. They ...

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Sept. 16, 2013

Mary and the work of Evangelization

During this program Mark and Frances continue on the theme of Mary and the work of Evangelization. Here they discuss a presentation by Carmelite Friar and General Delegate to the OCDS, Fr. Debastiani, on our Carmelite call to mission. The presentation be...

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Aug. 19, 2013

The Role of Mary part 2

This particular conversation picks up on the theme of Mary and her role in helping us develop a deep interior life. Moving from the previous conversation, which focused largely on her earthly life, this particular program moves to an understanding of Mar...

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March 11, 2011

Devotion to Mary

This program focuses on Carmel’s deep devotion to Mary and the role she plays in forming us spiritually. The program will focuses on Mary’s primary example to Carmel, her Purity of Heart and Simplicity of Life. The material covers Carmel’s special relati...

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