Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


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St. Therese and the Priesthood
Saturday, October 19 – 10am to 12pm in English –
With Fr. Jerome Earley, OCD. Click to register.
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Upcoming Program at Mount Carmel Center

Saturday, October 19
10am to 12pm in English
St. Therese and the Priesthood
With Fr. Jerome Earley, OCD

As a Discalced Carmelite nun, St. Therese offered her prayers and sacrifices for priests. This program will present her thoughts on the priesthood as well as her correspondence with two specific priests whom she considered her brothers.


Miércoles, 13 de novembre 7pm a 9pm en Español
Santa Teresita y el Amor de Prójimo

Con Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte, OCD

Exploraremos cómo el testimonio de vida, la sabiduría y la espiritualidad del Caminito de Santa Teresita nos ayudan practicar el mandamiento de amore al prójimo en la via diaria.


Saturday, November 16
10am to 12pm in English
St. Therese and Love of Neighbor
With Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCD

We will explore how St. Therese's witness, wisdom and spirituality of the Little Way helps us to live out of the commandment of love of neighbor in daily life.


The Latest Posts:

by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD on the Provincial Blog.
by Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD on the Poet and Contemplative Blog.
by Hannah De Lisser on OCDS Central Blog.


by Elizabeth Ogilvie, OCDS. Elizabeth is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Province of St. Therese. She writes her own blog, elizabeth explores writing.
by Patricia Enk, OCDS. Patricia is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Province of St. Therese. She writes her own blog, Illumina Domine.
by Shawn Rain Chapman, OCDS. Shawn is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in Austin, TX. She is a contributor to ATX Catholic online and she also writes her own blog, Bethany Hang Out.

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Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Therese - San Antonio TX

St. Therese Novena at the Basilica


Novena prayers to St Thérèse will be said daily after Masses (Saturday 5:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. Sunday and weekdays) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Therese in San Antonio, TX.

Daily reflections, novena prayers, and prayer request submission may be found at the basilica's website.

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Novena to Saint Therese


The feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of our Province, is coming up on October 1st. Although you may pray novenas at any time of the year, you can also prepare for her feast and ask for her intercession by praying the St. Therese novena from the 22nd to the 30th of September.

The Carmelite Nuns of San Antonio has prepared a downloadable copy of the novena. It is available from our Prayer page.

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Teresian Prayer


On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 am to 12pm, The Secular Discalced Carmelites will have a presentation on St. Teresa of Avila's practice of prayer at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Therese in San Antonio, TX.

Register for this event by visiting the Basilica's website.

National Shrine of Saint Therese - San Antonio TX

"Get to Know Your Basilica" Tour


The next “Get to Know Your Basilica” tour is scheduled for Sept. 21, led by Discalced Carmelite Secular Order members. Following a general introduction of the Basilica at 3 p.m., attendees are free to circulate through the church. Tour guides will be stationed to provide information until 4 p.m. The tours are free and require no registration.

To learn more about this tour, visit the Little Flower Basilica's website.

St. Therese of Lisieux - Mass of the Roses, Dallas, TX

Mass of the Roses


Come join us at Mount Carmel Center in Dallas, TX, on the 1st of October, in celebrating the feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Patroness of Missions and of The Oklahoma Province of Discalced Carmelites. Blessed roses and holy cards will be given out after Mass. A light reception will follow. There is no fee to attend, however we appreciate donations to help defray the cost of the event, such as the roses and new liturgical vestments that we will get for the occasion. Please RSVP for this event as space is limited.

Noche Bohemia - Entre Amigos

Noche Bohemia: Entre Amigos


Join us at the Little Flower Parish Hall on Saturday, Sept. 21 for an evening with Trio Palenque, drinks, food, and more! Tickets available at the Basilica administration office: 824 Kentucky Ave., San Antonio, TX. Call 210-735-9126 ext. 100

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Communicationes No. 346


The July 2019 issue of Communicationes, newsletter of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, is now available.

Rest in Peace, Sr. Mary Alice


With sadness and our deepest sympathies, again, our heartfelt condolences go to the Carmelite nuns in the Little Rock Carmel.

It has only been little over three weeks since the passing of Sr. Ann Wiedemer, when, "…After 82 years in the vineyard of our Lord, Sr. Mary Alice Grace entered into eternal life on August 14, 2019."

Through God's mercy, may the souls of our Sisters and all the faithful departed rest in peace.

You may view the obituaries written by the Little Rock Carmel on our Memorial page.

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In Memoriam: Sr. Ann Wiedemer, OCD

First published 08/06/2019; Updated 08/15/2019

Our deepest prayers and sympathy go to the Nuns of the Carmel of St. Teresa of Jesus in Little Rock, AR on the passing of Sr. Ann Wiedemer, OCD on July 22, 2019.

Sr. Ann was born on March 26, 1927. She entered Carmel in 1946 and spent more than 72 years in prayer and service as a Discalced Carmelite Nun.

May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through God's mercy rest in peace.

You may view her Memorial page here.

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