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