Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) welcomes those of the faithful who, by special vocation, undertake to live, in the world, and evangelical life of fraternal communion with the friars and nuns, and follow the example and teaching of the Carmelite Saints.
Secular Carmelites come from all walks of life, men and women, young and old, married and single - each one trying to respond to God's call to "meditate on the Lord's law, day and night".
As Secular Carmelites, we try to show God's love in our everyday lives, wherever God leads us and with the people God gives us.
“Prayer is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us.” St. Teresa of Avila
Please Note: There is a official OCD website dedicated to Discalced Carmelite Servants of God, Venerable, Blessed and Saints. Click: Postulator General for the Causes of Saints. Click on the British flag if it does not come up in English.
On the Cross is life and comfort, and this alone is the way for heaven.