The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, officially Ordo Carmelitarum Discalceatorum Saecularis (OCDS), is a religious association of the Roman Catholic Church composed primarily of lay persons. Our desire is to start a 3rd order of the Carmelites here in Edmonton.
Our third information meeting will be held on Saturday, March 17 at Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre, starting at 11 AM with Mass.
At 11:30 lunch will be provided, and at 12:15 PM an information session will be held, which would be done by about 2 PM. There will be time for questions!
Officials from Calgary will cover the expectations, procedures, timeline, etc. of becoming OCDS.
Members profess promises to strive to live evangelical perfection in the spirit of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, obedience, and of the beatitudes. Members live a “fidelity to contemplative prayer with the spirit of detachment it entails.”
Inquiries may be sent to: Director@mountcarmeledmonton.ca