Saturday, January 26, 2013



From the Rule (Constitutions) of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites-No.4

The Virgin Mary is present in a special way, most of all as a model of faithfulness in listening to the Lord and in service to Him and to others. Mary is the one who preserved in her heart the life and actions of her Son and meditated on them (Luke 2:51), providing for us an example of contemplation. At Cana she counseled to do what the Lord commanded (John 2:5), Mary is an example of apostolic service. On another occasion, she waited, persevering in prayer with the apostles (Acts 1:14), for the coming of the Holy Spirit, thus giving witness to intercessory prayer. She is Mother of the Order. Secular Carmel enjoys her special protection and cultivates a sincere Marian devotion.

Fr. Greg Homeming, OCD-The Sacrament of the Cross

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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