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Sept. 17, 2021

Ratio Institutionis from The Book of Documents by Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

The Ratio Institutionis is a document found in The Book of Documents used in the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites as found at www.ocdswashprov/store/book.  It basically addresses how to put the Carmelite charism into practice in our daily lives.  It...

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Aug. 9, 2021

Vows in the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, presented by Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

After being fully professed by making the Definitive Promise in the Order, a member may choose to discern whether he/she is being called to make a vow.  What is a vow?  How does a vow differ from a promise?  What kind of vow can one make?  How is a soul ...

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Nov. 8, 2020

The 6 Ms with Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

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 Discalce...

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July 2, 2020

Maintaining our Carmelite Identity by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS

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

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March 11, 2020

“The Angel of the Lord Declared Unto Mary”: Our vocation to Carmel through the Lens of the Angelus by Marika Zimmerman, OCDS

Marika Zimmerman, OCDS, gave this presentation at our March 2020 Community meeting.   Bibliography Nine Themes in Carmelite Spirituality - 6. Carmel is Marian by Fr. Patrick Thomas McMahon, O.Carm. https://ocarm.org/en/content/ocarm/nine-themes-carme...

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Jan. 31, 2017

Testing and Discerning a Vocation to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites with Guest, Colleen Sollinger, OCDS

Who is called to be a Secular Discalced Carmelite? How do you distinguish between those who are called and those who are not called?  What are some principles that you can use to discern the vocation to the OCDS?  Guest, Colleen Sollinger, shares 6 disti...

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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...

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Sept. 23, 2013

The Importance of Community

Continuing on the theme from the previous program, Mark and Frances reiterate the importance of community, and the need to participate in community as a way to continue to grow. Again, echoing the ideas of St. Teresa of Avila, they outline the important ...

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Aug. 1, 2011

The Brown Scapular

In this program, Mark Danis and his guest host discuss the Brown Scapular.

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Feb. 28, 2011

Living the Call

This program focuses on the basic elements of living the call to Carmel in our time. This includes a very brief introduction to The Rule written by St Albert, and the Constitutions of Carmel. We then discuss what is meant by “Carmel,” and how both the Ru...

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