Carmelite Conversations
The 6 Ms with Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

The 6 Ms with Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

November 8, 2020

What are the obligations of a person who becomes a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites?  An easy way to remember them is to abbreviate them and call them the “6 M’s.”  Colleen Sollinger, a professed member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, and also the Director of Formation for her community in Dayton, OH, shares with us a description of each of the M’s, but also challenges us with deeper perspectives that may revitalize us in many ways.  She references many of our Discalced Carmelite Saints, the OCDS Constitution, and uses many other resources.  This is one of the very best talks I’ve heard on this topic.  Be refreshed!  Be renewed in spirit!  God will be glorified in all!

Maintaining our Carmelite Identity by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

Maintaining our Carmelite Identity by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

July 2, 2020

In this talk, Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS, discusses how to maintain our Carmelite identity.

“The Baptism of the Lord” by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

“The Baptism of the Lord” by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

January 16, 2020

This is a reflection given on the feast of the Baptism of our Lord that focuses on the sacrament of Baptism itself as well as our own Baptism in light of our vocation to Carmel.

The Epiphany and Conversion of Sally Read

The Epiphany and Conversion of Sally Read

January 9, 2017

Mark and Frances chat with Sally Read, author of the book, Night's Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story. Sally was staunchly atheist yet converted to Catholicism in the space of only nine months. In 2010, she was heralded as one of the bright young writers of the British poetry scene. Feminist and deeply anti-Catholic, she was writing a book about female sexuality when, during her research, she spoke with a Catholic priest. The interview led her on a dramatic spiritual quest that ended up at the Vatican itself, where she was received into the Catholic Church. All along the way, Carmelite saints influenced her conversion. Also joining the conversation is Tim Bete, another member of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Secular Carmelite Community.

RESOURCES:

Night's Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story by Sally Read

Divine Intimacy by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen

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