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Formation Documents and Resources
For Aspirancy

Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition  by  Paul Marie of the Cross OCD

Catechesis and Ritual for the Scapular of Our Lady of Mt Carmel


Catechesis online and Letter from the Carmelite Provincials


Catechism of the Catholic Church, pages 738-780


Examen of Conscience:  there are numbers versions available.  Here we provide links for a relatively short examen that can be used for daily practice and another based on the Beatitudes


General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours


Lectio Divina by Sam Anthony Morello OCD


Lumen Gentium - Chapter 5


The New OCDS Legislation and the Vocation to Carmel  
talk by by Fr Aloysius Deeney OCD (same as pg. 22-37 in Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites 


Profile of an OCDS

talk by Fr Aloysius Deeney OCD (same as Testing and Discerning a Vocation to the Secular Order, pg 9-21 in Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites


A Touch of OCDS History 

by Elizabeth M Korves OCDS


For First Promise

Apostolicam Actuositatem

(Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity)


Catechism of the Catholic Church - Part 4


Chastity: This One and Only Kind of Love -by Gerald Alford OCDS


Contemporary Challenge of St John of the Cross: His Life and Teachings by Leanard Coohan (was out of print - Provincial Council recommends that if not able to obtain, then substituting another introductory level book on St John of the Cross such as John of the Cross: Man and Mystic by Richard Hardy or Impact of God by Ian Matthew


Existential Obedience by Gerald Alford OCDS

Historical Notes of the Carmelite Order by Gabriel Barry OCD 

Chapter 2;  Chapter 3, 4; Chapter 9; Chapter 10


Lumen Gentium   -Chapter 8

Promise to be Poor by Gerald Alford OCDS


Story of a Soul by St Therese of Liseaux


Way of Perfection  by St Teresa of Jesus


For Definitive Promise

Ascent of Mt Carmel by St John of the Cross


Beatitudes- talk by Aloysius Deeney OCD (same as The Beatitudes and Your Vocation to Carmel - pg. 63-77 in
Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites


Christifideles Laici


Interior Castle by St Teresa of Jesus


Journey to Carith by Peter Thomas Rohrbach


Gaudium et Spes


Lumen Gentium


Redemptoris Mater


Spiritual Canticle

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